AN OVERSEAS Filipino Worker (OFW) in Saudi Arabia was shot dead after allegedly stabbing to death his employer and several others last Wednesday, the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) said.
In a statement issued Wednesday evening, the initial reports of the Philippine Consulate General in Jeddah indicate that the OFW, whose name is withheld pending notification of his relative, first stabbed his Pakistani co-worker after an argument. The Filipino worker then impaled his Saudi manager and several other co-worker when they tried to intervene.
Security personnel of the company, a subcontractor of the Saudi Electric Company, immediately responded to the incident and shot the OFW dead. The firm is located in Farasan Island, 50 kilometers offshore from the southern city of Jizan, Saudi Arabia.
Consul General Edgar B. Badajos said a team from the Consulate is being dispatched to the area to gather more information about the incident and assist in repatriating the OFW’s remains. — Camille A. Aguinaldo