DFA condoles with families of OFWs who died in Singapore car accident

Published December 30, 2019, 12:00 AM

by manilabulletin_admin

By Marjaleen Ramos and Roy Mabasa

The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) on Monday condoled with the families of two Filipinos who died in a car accident outside a mall in Singapore on Sunday.

Screengrab from a video from Youtube/ MANILA BULLETIN
Screengrab from a video from Youtube/ MANILA BULLETIN

The Philippine Embassy in Singapore earlier confirmed that six Filipinas involved in the car accident outside the Lucky Plaza shopping center on Orchard Road are all domestic workers.

Two of the injured victims are now in stable condition while the other two are still in intensive care unit, it added.

The DFA assured that they stand ready to provide all the assistance needed for the victims.

“The DFA, through the Embassy, is now in touch with authorities for the repatriation of the remains of the Filipino casualties,” it said in a statement.

The two victims who were rushed to a nearby hospital while already “unconscious” were identified only as both females aged 41 and 50 years old, respectively.

According to reports, the incident occurred before 5 p.m. on Sunday when a black Honda car with a private license crashed through a pavement railing along Orchard Road and eventually landed on the exit lane of Lucky Plaza carpark.

Lucky Plaza, one of the oldest structures along the high-end Orchard Road district, is known as a gathering place for Filipinos working there especially during weekends when most are taking their day-offs.

At the time of the incident, it was learned that many OFWs were gathered in the Lucky Plaza grounds to celebrate New Year in advance.

A video that circulated online, it showed that the festive mood was disrupted by a loud bang apparently emanating from a crash that can be heard in the footages.

People were overheard screaming while passers-by were seen descending to the mall pavement to assist the victims.

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