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OFW drowns in Taiwan




A photo provided by the Tainan fire department shows rescuers dragging the victim to shore. (Focus News)

Another overseas Filipino worker (OFW) died in Taiwan, although the cause was not work-related.

Taiwan news reports have yet to name the 30-year-old Filipino migrant worker who drowned on a beach in Tainan Sunday, reportedly while sightseeing with five others.

The Tainan City government fire bureau said a report was made at 5:25 p.m. of someone drowning in the waters near the popular scenic spot Sunset Platform in city’s Anping District.

The bureau then dispatched eight vehicles and 18 rescue workers.

Rescuers retrieved the six male Filipino migrant workers and brought them to shore on life rafts.

Three were taken to the hospital while the other three were able to walk on their own.

The OFW was pronounced dead at 6 p.m. at Kuo General Hospital after failed attempts to resuscitate him.

Tainan is Taiwan’s oldest and fifth largest city which was formerly its capital.

The incident happened four days after 29-year-old Deserie Tagubasi died due to a freak incident in an electronics factory in Miaoli County.

The hazardous chemical hydrofluoric acid fell and splattered against the Isabela native’s legs, causing her painful and immediate death. (Focus Taiwan)