2 OFWs hurt after building collapses in Qatar

March 23, 2023 Jun I. Legaspi 303 views

MIGRANT Workers Secretary Susan Ople yesterday said two overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) suffered minor injuries after a seven-storey apartment building collapsed in Doha, Qatar on Wednesday.

Ople said the two OFWs, whose names are being withheld, suffered bruises and have been discharged from the Hamad General Hospital.

Three other OFWs residing in the same apartment building were at work when the incident happened.

The DMW extended immediate assistance in the form of food and basic necessities to 30 Filipino nationals, including two minors and a senior, who were residents of an adjoining three-storey building, Ople said.

They have been provided temporary shelter at the Qatar Youth Hostel.

In a report to the Ople, Doha Migrant Workers Office (MWO-Doha) OIC Atty. Don Albert Pangcog said the MWO is working closely with Philippine Embassy officials, the Doha Office of the Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (DMW-OWWA) and local authorities.

Local authorities are still investigating the cause of the incident which occurred around 8:18 a.m. on Wednesday at Doha’s Bin Durham neighborhood.

According to Qatar news agencies, at least one person was killed while emergency rescue crews continue to search for survivors.