3 OFWs Dead Due to Severe Flooding in UAE – DMW

The Department of Migrant Workers (DMW) has tragically confirmed the passing of three overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) as a result of severe flooding. DMW Undersecretary Hans Leo Cacdac shared on X that two OFWs lost their lives due to suffocation inside their vehicle amidst the flood, while another OFW succumbed to a vehicular accident.

In light of this heartbreaking news, Cacdac reassured that support and assistance will be extended to the families affected by this devastating event. Our thoughts and prayers are with the loved ones of the deceased OFWs during this difficult time.

The UAE encountered its most intense rainfall in 75 years this week, resulting in widespread flooding across the region. Let us all stand together in solidarity and support for those impacted by this natural disaster.

Department’s Response and Support

Undersecretary Hans Leo Cacdac of the DMW revealed the circumstances surrounding the deaths, stating, “It is with profound sorrow that we announce the passing of three OFWs in the flooding incident in UAE. Two were tragically suffocated in their vehicle amidst the floodwaters, and another was a victim of a fatal traffic collision.”

The DMW has pledged unconditional support to the bereaved families, expressing its commitment to providing comprehensive assistance during this difficult time.

Coordinated Efforts for Community Aid

In a concerted effort to support the affected Filipino community, DMW’s Migrant Workers Offices (MWOs) along with the Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA) Offices in Dubai and Abu Dhabi have mobilized to offer essential support to the families of the victims. Furthermore, plans are underway to distribute relief supplies, basic necessities, and crucial items to those in Al Ain and Dubai affected by the tragedy.

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Here’s a post from MW officer-in-charge Undersecretary Hans Leo Cacdac said in his post on X