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Fourteen overseas Filipinos died in a hotel fire in Erbil, the capital of Iraq’s Kurdistan region Friday, the Malacanang confirmed with a sad note, saying it is working with Iraqi authorities to bring home their remains.
An update from the Department of Foreign Affairs said it already dispatched personnel, through the help of the United Nations, to visit the site and assess what government help could be extended.
The victims are reportedly working in a massage facility.
Here are some tweets talking of the fire:
#Rudaw UPDATE: Fire at Erbil massage center leaves 19 dead, all foreign nationals: 14 of the victim… https://t.co/Lkg3dmK2Df #Kurdistan
— Eye on Lebanon&Iraq (@evesupas) February 5, 2016
PHL envoy will take the first flight tomorrow to Kurdistan and coordinate with the authorities in identifying the remains of the Filipinos
— Carla Lim (@carlalimnews5) February 6, 2016
#Iraq | Fire at a hotel in Kurdistan region capital #Arbil killed 17 people, injured dozens more, according to officials -AFP
— Mustafa Kadhum (@mustafakadhum) February 5, 2016
It must be recalled that on the eve of new year 2016, fire also gutted a high rise building in Dubai.
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