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2 Filipinos killed, 2 others harmed in Qatar blast

Firemen work during a site of an blast in Doha, Qatar, Thursday, Feb. 27, 2014. A apparent gas blast Thursday during a grill nearby a stuffing hire in a Qatari collateral killed a dozen people and bleeding several more, puncture services officials in a energy-rich Gulf republic said. (AP Photo)

MANILA, Philippines—Two Filipinos were killed on Thursday when a gas tank exploded during a Turkish grill in Doha, Qatar, a Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) pronounced Friday.

“Our Embassy in Qatar reliable that 12 individuals, including dual Filipinos, died in an apparent gas tank blast in a grill in Doha, Thursday,” DFA orator Raul Hernandez pronounced in a press conference.
Two other Filipinos suffered conduct injuries though are in fast condition in a internal hospital.

“The Filipino victims are merchandisers during a supermarket inside a mall adjacent to a restaurant. They were in one of a establishments in that closeness when a blast happened,” Hernandez said.

“The kin of a victims have already been sensitive of a predestine of their desired ones,” he said.

Secretary of Foreign Affairs Albert del Rosario has given instructions for a Embassy to give a required assistance for a repatriation of a remains, Hernandez said.

“The dual who were harmed are already in a mishap territory of a sanatorium and a dual who were killed are now prepared for repatriation,” Carmelita Dimson, director of a Overseas Workers Welfare Administration pronounced in Filipino in an interview on Inquirer Radio 990AM adding that their names have nonetheless to be disclosed.

She pronounced a families of a passed OFWs would accept P200,000 in genocide benefits,   P20,000 in funeral benefits, grant grants for their children and provision assistance for a flourishing spouses.

The harmed migrant workers, meanwhile, will be compensated depending on a border of a damage they suffered.

The Al Jazeera news website reported that during slightest 12 people were killed including dual children due to a gas blast in a grill in Doha city, a collateral of Qatar.

Qatar conduct of open security, Major General Saad bin Jassim al-Khalifi, was quoted as observant that a blast was “very big” and caused waste to be blown divided as distant as 50 to 100 meters away.


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