Dubai bus crash: Filipino victim identified


Dubai bus crash: Filipino victim identified

Dubai - The mother of two had just started work in Oman.

By Saman Haziq

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Published: Mon 10 Jun 2019, 2:42 PM

Last updated: Mon 10 Jun 2019, 6:31 PM

A Filipino national - who perished in the Dubai tourist bus accident that claimed 17 lives during the Eid holidays - has been identified.
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Marie January Ventura Gallardo,37, was an Omani resident and was on her way to Dubai during her Eid holidays to see her relatives.
Her younger brother reached Dubai on  Sunday night to take care of the formalities required to repatriate her mortal remains. Marie, a mother of two, had started work in Oman as a physiotherapist just a year back. She hailed from a town called Jones in the north of Manila.

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Giving out the details, Paul Raymund P. Cortes, Philippine Consul General in Dubai and Northern Emirates said:
"The the Philippine government and consulate in Dubai will extend all necessary assistance relative to the repatriation of the remains including documentation and also in providing the ticket to the victim's kin who will be taking the body back to the hometown of the deceased."

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