1 of 2 OFWs severely hurt in Kuwait fire discharged from hospital

By Ferdinand Patinio

June 21, 2024, 4:41 pm

<p>DMW facade <em>(File photo)</em></p>

DMW facade (File photo)

MANILA – The Department of Migrant Workers (DMW) on Friday reported that one of the two overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) severely injured in a fire in Al-Mangaf, Kuwait has been discharged from the hospital.

“(Regarding) our two OFWs injured in the Kuwait fire, one who was in ICU (intensive care unit) then transferred to a hospital ward has been released and is now in company accommodation,” Migrant Workers Secretary Hans Leo Cacdac said in a post on X (Twitter).

The other OFW still in the ICU was showing signs of improvement from the injuries, he said.

"We hope and pray he is on the road to full recovery,” the DMW chief added.

Three OFWs died in the June 12 fire that razed a building in the Gulf state. Their remains arrived in the country on June 17.

They are among the 11 Filipinos living in the building, together with other workers employed by a Kuwaiti construction company.

The other six Filipinos are all safe and unharmed.

Kuwaiti authorities reported that 49 people died in the blaze while several others were injured. (PNA)