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  • Writer's pictureChristian Malnawa

OFW from Cagayan dies during flooding in UAE

Tabuk City, Kalinga – As United Arab Emirates experienced its heaviest rainfall in 75 years, flooding ensued and one of its casualties is an Overseas Filipino Worker (OFW) from Amulung, Cagayan.


Report of the Department of Migrant Workers (DMW) stated the casualty were among two OFWs who died from suffocation while inside their vehicle on Wednesday, April 17.


The OFW, who works as a teacher in UAE, was identified as Marjorie Ancheta, a resident of Barangay Masical, Amulung, Cagayan.


Marjorie, a single mom, is survived by her three kids – an eight-year-old and 1-year-old twins.


The agency said they are now coordinating with local authorities for the repatriation of her remains, along with other Filipino victims of the disaster.


Her remains could arrive in the country this Wednesday or on Thursday.


In her interview with local media, Maricris Ancheta, the mother of the victim said her daughter was set to get back to the Philippines in September for the birthday celebration of her twin kids.


The victim’s mother also asked for clarifications from authorities as there are conflicting reports on the reason for her daughter’s demise.

At first, they were told that their daughter died due to electrocution, but it was later said she died due to suffocation, along with another Filipino OFW.


The mother likewise sought for the immediate repatriation of her daughter’s body.


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