14 Pinoys die in HK

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Philippine Consulate General

FOURTEEN Filipinos in Hong Kong have died in a span of five weeks, a senior official of the Philippine Consulate General told Hong Kong News, as he reminded Filipinos here to take care of their health.

Vice Consul Alex Vallespin said kin and friends of the deceased have reported to the PCG about the deaths.

“We have 14 deaths between November 1 and December 9,” he said.

Out of the 14 who passed away, 12 cases were deemed to be of “natural causes”, while one fell from a height while performing his duty as a construction worker, and the other committed suicide.

Deaths owing to natural causes include various kinds of heart disease, pneumonia, liver problem, leukemia, kidney failure, and breast cancer.

Nine of the deceased were females, and five were males.  Of the five males, one – a construction worker- died  while performing his duty. Another male died of pneumonia.

Of the total, nine were workers here, four were residents, and one was a tourist (male).

“Dapat ho tayong mag-ingat sa ating workplace. We should take advantage of the health forums here at the PCG. Pro-active ho ang health programs natin dito sa PCG,” Vallespin said.