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:
— 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
— Mustafa Kadhum (@mustafakadhum) February 5, 2016