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3 Pinoys killed in UAE flooding - DMW
3 Pinoys killed in UAE flooding - DMW
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3 Pinoys killed in UAE flooding - DMW
by Mary Antalan19 April 2024
Photo from REUTERS/Abdel Hadi Ramahi

Three overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) died due to the recent flooding that occurred in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), the Department of Migrant Workers (DMW) confirmed on Thursday, April 18.

"Two OFWs died due to suffocation inside their vehicle during the flood. One other OFW died due to a vehicular accident," DMW Officer in Charge Hans Cacdac said in an X (formerly Twitter) post.

"We shall provide the utmost support and assistance to their families," he noted.

The DMW expressed its condolences to the families of the departed Filipinos.

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"The DMW's Migrant Workers Offices and the Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA) Offices in Dubai and Abu Dhabi are working closely to provide all assistance to the families of the three OFWs," the agency said in a Facebook post.

International reports said that the heavy rain that triggered flooding throughout the UAE and Bahrain over the weekend "paralyzed" Dubai and left multiple people dead in Oman.

On Tuesday, the torrential downpour reportedly brought 254 millimeters of rain to the region in less than 24 hours, according to the National Meteorology Center.

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It was reportedly the highest rainfall since 1949, before the formation of the United Arab Emirates in 1971.

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