2 Pinoys injured, 41 others saved in storm onslaught

September 18, 2018

THE Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) said two Filipinos were hurt and 41 others were rescued when Typhoon Mongkhut hit Hong Kong.

The DFA said it continues to monitor the situation in Hong Kong in the aftermath of Typhoon Mongkhut.

In his report to Foreign Secretary Alan Peter S. Cayetano Consul General Antonio Morales said the Consulate General assisted 36 members of a Filipino tour group who were stranded after the windshield of the bus that was supposed to bring them to the airport was shattered by strong winds.

He said a bus was sent to rescue the group and bring them back to their hotel.

Five Filipino workers of a dive resort development were also rescued by Hong Kong authorities.

The Consul General said a Filipina tourist underwent leg surgery after she was hit by flying debris.

Another Filipina was also hurt by falling debris but needed no hospital treatment.

Morales also reported that the Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA) received calls from Filipino household service workers who sustained minor injuries but needed no hospital treatment.

The Consul General also said his officers and staff are all safe and that their consular operations resumed today.

He said the Consulate General will continue to monitor the welfare of the 227,000 Filipinos in Hong Kong and coordinate with authorities as needed.

Morales said Filipinos in Hong Kong who may require assistance can call 999 or the Consulate Hotline at +852.9155.4023.