OFW dies in Jeddah after falling from a six-storey buildingPosted on
DAVAO CITY, Philippines — An Overseas Filipino Worker (OFW) died after she reportedly fell from the six-storey flat of her employer in Jeddah, on Friday, April 27, 2018.
The Department of Foreign Affairs announced Saturday, April 28, that they are now conducting an investigation on the circumstances behind the death of the Filipina worker.
The Philippine Consulate in Jeddah confirmed the death of the Filipina, whose name is still withheld because the DFA is still coordinating with her family in the Philippines.
Consul General Edgar Badajos reported to the DFA, that he already send a team from the Consulate General that will coordinate with authorities investigating the incident.
The Filipina is said to have acquired head injuries after falling from the sixth-floor flat of her employer.
She was brought to the hospital at 3:30 pm but died shortly.
This is not the first case of an OFW jumping from high building in the Middle East.
Earlier on, Department of Labor and Employment (DoLE) Secretary Silvestre Bello II, in an interview with Newsline.ph said, many cases of abuses and deaths involving OFWs are still being investigated “We doubt the circumstances behind their death, kasi kung minsan hindi kapani-paniwala.”-Pia Duran/Newsline.ph