OFWS in Japan road accident discharged
The Philippine Consulate General in Osaka reported to the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) that 12 slightly injured Filipinos who figured in a road accident in Kameyama City, Mie Prefecture were discharged from the hospital.
Nine other seriously injured Filipinos remain confined in six different hospitals.
The victims were involved in a road accident when their minibus collided with a truck at an intersection at about 7:45 a.m., Sunday. Six other passengers perished in the accident.
The 26 Filipinos, including one naturalized Japanese citizen, were on the way to work at the Sharp Kameyama facility. The minibus driver, a Japanese citizen, was also among the injured.
Kameyama police authorities arrested the truck driver, 45-year old Takao Moriwaki. The truck driver was required to stop at the crossroad.
In an earlier statement, the Overseas Workers Welfare Administration released the names of the fatalities as Mabini Bangi Paler III, 30 year old; Analou Paler Dogami, 30; Randy Bayron Cornel, 30; Alma Dula Adarlo, 33; Remedios Bertoldo Cargullo, 24; and Ceferino Salengua Pedro Jr., 28.
According to the President of the Sharp Kamemaya, Ms. Adarlo was a Japanese citizen. The rest are classified as nikei-jin (of Japanese descent) or holders of long-term Japanese resident visas.
Two among those injured are trainees.
Together with their employer Sharp Kameyama, the Consulate General is working on the documentation requirements for the disposition of the victims’ remains, as well as extending assistance to those that are in the hospital, among others, the DFA press release said.