Another Filipino killed in Hawaii massive wildfires
Another Filipino killed in Hawaii massive wildfires
Another Filipino killed in Hawaii massive wildfires
by Christhel Cuazon22 August 2023
Photo courtesy: REUTERS

Another Filipino died in the massive wildfires that hit Maui in Hawaii earlier this month, the Philippine Consulate in Honolulu confirmed on Tuesday.

According to the Consulate, the latest Filipino casualty is the 76-year-old victim Rodolfo Rocutan, a resident of Lahaina, located in the western portion of Maui.

He reportedly renewed his Philippine passport at the Consulate in 2022 which confirms that he have been a Filipino citizen at the time of his death.

The Consulate said they have already reached out to the relatives of Rocutan to extend their deepest sympathies and also to offer support and assistance.


The total number of Filipinos confirmed dead due to the wildfire now rose to 2.

Last August 18, the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) said that 79-year-old Alfredo Galinato was the first Filipino casualty reported in the wildfires that killed more than 100 people.

The department also noted that it is still verifying reports of two more Filipino fatalities in Hawaii wildfires – a mother and brother.

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