ILOILO CITY, Aug. 8 (PIA) - - The provincial government of Guimaras assured the family of an Overseas Filipino Worker (OFW), who died in an explosion that occurred on August 6 in Beirut, Lebanon, that it will help in the repatriation of the victim's remains.
"We are deeply pained to hear that the recent explosion in Beirut killed a fellow Guimarasnon," said Governor Samuel Gumarin in a press report released by the province's Public Information Office.
The death of Milagros Sumaculob, 67, a resident of New Poblacion, Buenavista who work as a household helper of a United Nations diplomat in Beirut was confirmed by the Philippine Embassy in Lebanon.
Sumaculob succumbed to death at the American University Hospital where she was brought after the blast that devastated the port area of Beirut reportedly killing at least 137 people.
Gumarin said while they stand in solidarity with the world in this difficult time and grief, the provincial government will be right behind the bereaved family of Sumaculob, all throughout the process up until her body will be transported back home.
"We will provide the family all the needed coordination and assistance in this heartbreaking situation," Gumarin said.
According to the Guimaras PIO report, the employer of Sumaculob has already coordinated with her family in Guimaras and assured the prompt repatriation of her remains which will be airlifted on August 9, 2020 at the earliest. (laf/PIA6-Iloilo/Photo courtesy of Province of Guimaras)