3 Pinoys killed in road mishap in Jeddah-A A +A
Monday, October 14, 2013
THREE Filipinos were reportedly killed in a road accident in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia last week, but the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) has yet to receive confirmation about the incident.
According to a report on the Arab News site, three of the 10 overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) died on the spot when the tires of the small pickup truck they were riding suddenly blew out, throwing them out the car.
The report identified the fatalities as Gerardo Bernal, Jenefrey Monteclaro and Karamuddin Dimalaya. Bernal and Monteclaro were mechanics while Dimalaya was a company driver. Their bodies remain at the King Fahd Hospital.
"The staff of the Philippine Consulate General are currently attending to them while helping the employer in expediting the repatriation papers for the remains of the fatalities," a spokesperson for the Philippine Consulate General in Jeddah was quoted as saying.
Five Filipinos who got injured in the accident were discharged from the Dr. Soliman Fakeeh Hospital while the two others remain there.
Raul Hernandez, Foreign Affairs spokesperson, said though that the agency has yet to receive confirmation regarding the incident that happened on Thursday last week.
The 10 were working at the Mohammad Munsour Al Bassame Group Construction that employs about 30 Filipinos.
The group was on their way home from Dahban, located some 140 kilometers from the Jeddah City Center. (CVB/Sunnex)