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OFW couple drowned in the Maldives while on honeymoon

| January 15, 2019

OFW couple drowned in the Maldives

A Filipino couple drowned while they were on their honeymoon in the Maldives, the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) said.

In a statement, the DFA said local “authorities reported that the 29-year-old wife and her 30-year-old husband were guests in a resort in Dhiffushi island and were snorkeling when they started drowning.

“Both were rescued by resort workers but were pronounced dead upon arrival at a local hospital. Authorities were reported to be investigating the incident.”

According to the DFA, the Philippine Embassy in Dhaka, which has jurisdiction over the Maldives, has been instructed to coordinate with authorities in the Maldives and in making arrangements for the repatriation of the two drowning victims who are both from Laguna.

The couple got married on December 18 and left Manila on January 9.

The wife is an OFW in Singapore while the husband works in Saudi Arabia.

The DFA expresses its sympathies to the families of the deceased.

 

Photo credit: NQ MODERN PHOTOGRAPHY

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