x Abu Dhabi, UAEMonday 24 July 2017

Filipino seamen treated after explosion

Two Filipino seafarers are now in stable condition and are recovering at Fujairah Hospital after sustaining burns in a gas tanker explosion last week.

Two Filipino seamen are in a stable condition and recovering at Fujairah Hospital after sustaining burns in a gas tanker explosion last week. Marianito Aguilon, 41, and Guillermo Enriquez Jr suffered burns of 44 per cent and 38 per cent burns, respectively, said doctors and are being kept in isolation at a special care unit.

The Overseas Workers Welfare Administration, a Philippine government agency that offers health and insurance benefits, is monitoring their progress and will extend assistance to the men and their families. Its officer-in-charge, Josefino Torres in Manila, said they would provide counselling to the men's families.

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