5 Pinoys die in Qatar accident

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FIVE Filipinos died in a vehicular accident near Doha’s Hamad International Airport on Monday.

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The Philippine Embassy in Qatar said two of the victims were Saudi Arabia-based nurses who were visiting Qatar while the other three were members of a family based in Qatar.

Reports said the vehicle that the Filipinos were riding exploded after it was hit by another car driven by a young Qatari who suffered minor injuries.

The Filipinos were burnt beyond recognition, so forensic examination would be required to help identify the victims.

Citing a Philippine Embassy report, Charles Jose, Foreign Affairs spokesman, said another nurse survived and is being treated at the Hamad Hospital.

“The embassy did not say if they [have]informed the next-of-kin [of the victims], so we don’t know [yet]the identities [of the casualties],” he added.

According to reports, the incident took place between 12:30 p.m. and 1 p.m. on Monday, and that one of the victims was a young child.

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  1. My son who works in Qatar mentioned in his at visit here that Qatari’s drive as if they own the road, and the police do not arrest them for traffic violations. Proper investigation s needed to see why and how the accident happened, and if the Qatari drive is responsible, he should be prosecuted and pay millions of blood money to the families of the Filipinos who died. I hope our Phil embassy in Doha is on their toes.