At least one person has been reported dead, and two Filipino overseas workers have suffered minor injuries after a seven-story apartment building in Doha, Qatar collapsed on Wednesday. The two overseas Filipino workers (OFWs), whose identities have been withheld, suffered bruises and were discharged from Hamad General Hospital after receiving treatment.
DMW responded promptly to a building collapse in Doha, Qatar, where two Filipinos were injured. Along with the injured individuals, the Department of Migrant Workers extended immediate assistance to 30 Filipino nationals who were residing in a neighboring three-story building. Among the group were two minors and a senior citizen. Recognizing the gravity of the tragedy, temporary shelter was arranged for these individuals at Qatar’s Youth Hostel.
Atty. Don Albert Pangcog, the Officer in Charge of the Doha Migrant Workers Office (MWO-Doha), is collaborating with officials from the Philippine Embassy, the Doha Office of the Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (DMW-OWWA), and local authorities to investigate the cause of an incident that occurred at 8:18 am local time.
Rescue teams are currently engaged in searching for survivors amidst the debris. Meanwhile, the affected families are navigating their recovery process with the assistance provided by various Filipino institutions and embassies.