Wednesday, April 5, 2017

No Pinoy hurt in Russia train bombing —PHL embassy

No Filipinos were hurt in the St. Petersburg train bombing in Russia on Monday, the Philippine Embassy in Moscow confirmed in a statement on Tuesday.


Ambassador Carlos Sorreta wrote that no Filipino victims were in the list of people injured in the bombing of the St. Petersburg train carriage that killed 11 people and injured 45.
Sorreta added that the embassy was monitoring the situation of injured victims who remain unidentified and the deceased to see if any of these victims were Filipinos.
"There are a number of unidentified injury victims and the names of those who lost their lives have not been officially released and we are monitoring the situation closely," Sorreta said.
For now, Filipinos are advised to remain indoors and follow the instructions of Russian authorities.
"We would like to reiterate our request for Filipinos in Russia to stay indoors, to limit their movements and to exercise due care. It is also important to follow the instructions of Russian security authorities," Sorreta said.
A similar statement was made on Monday hours after the explosion in the St. Petersburg metro system.
Filipinos can contact the embassy at +7 499 241 0563, +7 906 738 2538, moscow.pe@dfa.gov.ph, and https://www.facebook.com/moscowpe. —NB, GMA News

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