Tuesday, November 30, 2010

PHL consular team assisting Japan road accident victims

A four-member Philippine consular team has been dispatched to assist the Filipino victims of last Sunday's road accident in Kameyama City in Mie Perfecture in Japan.

Led by Philippine Consul Ganeral Maria Lourdes Lopez, the team is in Kameyama City to check on the injured and coordinate with police and employers regarding assistance to the victims.

The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) said 26 Filipino employees of Sharp Kameyama and their Japanese driver were on a minibus heading to their workplace when their vehicle collided with a truck at an intersection.

At least six Filipinos were killed while 20 were injured, 11 of them in critical condition, the DFA said Tuesday.

"Among the 11 critically injured, three of them have been released from the hospital's Intensive Care Unit," the DFA said.

The nine slightly injured Filipinos were discharged on November 28, it added.

The fatalities were identified as Mabini Bangi Paler III, 30; Analou Paler Dogami, 30; Randy Bayron Cornel, 30; Alma Dula Adarlo, 33; Remedios Bertoldo Cargullo, 24; and Ceferino Salengua Pedro Jr., 28.

The DFA said Sharp Kameyama and the Consulate General are working on the documentation requirements for the repatriation of the victims' remains to the Philippines, as well as extending assistance to those who are in the hospital.

Kameyama police arrested the truck driver, 45-year-old Takao Moriwaki. The driver was required to stop at the crossroad. - KBK, GMANews.TV

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