2 Filipinos killed in Taiwan bridge collapse

first_imgRescuers work near the site of a collapsed bridge in Nanfangao, eastern Taiwan on Oct. 1, 2019. AP MANILA – The bodies of twoFilipinos have been recovered from the rubble after a bridge in Taiwancollapsed on Tuesday, the Manila Economic and Cultural Office said Wednesday. Divers joined hundreds of rescuers inthe search effort, using cranes and excavators to raise the wreckage of twofishing boats after Tuesday’s accident injured 10 people, most of themfishermen from Indonesia and the Philippines. (ABS-CBN News/PN) 3 Filipinos still missing after Taiwan bridge collapse; 5 others injured Rescuers are also searching for anIndonesian fisherman, local authorities said. One Filipino fisherman remains missing,MECO director for administration Gerry De Belen said. Impang’s family will receive allbenefits as he was an active member of the Overseas Workers WelfareAdministration. Serencio, meanwhile, was an inactive OWWA member as of 2017,DOLE said. “We will assist in the repatriationof human remains and to process all benefits and entitlements arising from theaccident,” it said in a statement. The Department of Labor and Employment(DOLE) identified the fatalities as Andree Serencio and Gorge Impang, and themissing fisherman as Romulo Escalicas Jr.last_img

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