3 OFWs recovering after Saudi road crash
MANILA – Three Filipino workers are recuperating from injuries they sustained following a vehicular accident that claimed the life of one of their compatriots in Saudi Arabia.
Albert Feria, 31 years old from Olongapo and John Arvin Polido, 25 from Malolos, Bulacan, both had knee surgery at the King Saud Hospital. Alfredo de Leon, 45 years old from Bustos, Bulacan, sustained a head wound and was treated at the King Fahad hospital.
Another Filipino, Arthur Abbas Tinaco, 34, of Lubao, Pampanga, was declared dead on arrival at the Buraidah Central Hospital.
The accident happened on the night of November 29 while the group of Filipinos was on their way home on board a Nissan Sunny after attending a birthday party.
Another vehicle, a Toyota Hilux driven by a Saudi national slammed into their car near the Qassim airport.
Royal security force stationed near the airport immediately responded to the accident.
Tinaco's sponsor, Waleed Al-Namla, is preparing documents needed by the Philippine Embassy in Riyadh to repatriate the OFW's remains.
His next of kin has also been informed of the accident.
"Nanawagan po ako sa embassy ng Riyadh na madaliin niyo po kaagad yung bangkay po ng husband ko, si Arthur Tinaco. Nais po namin na makita siya ng maaga dahil po sa panahon din po ngayon mahirap po sa pamilya namin ang nangyari. Sana po mapabilis ang proseso dahil malapit naman po ang Pasko at makita namin siya ng maaga," said Tinaco's wife, Mervy Lapuz Tinaco. Report from Omar Balindong, ABS-CBN Middle East News Bureau correspondent