2 Filipinos dead, 8 injured in Beirut blast

DFA says the Filipinos who died were in their employers' homes when the explosion happened.

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Ursula Guila, a domestic helper in Lebanon, details her gruesome experience after the powerful blast in Beirut: Pumunta ako ng ospital, ang daming sugatan, kaya umuwi ako sa bahay kasi mas marami pang malala. Naglakad ako pauwi

DFA says the Filipinos who died were in their employers' homes when the explosion happened.

The Department of Foreign Affairs said the Filipinos who died were in their employers' homes when the explosion happened.It said the Philippine Embassy in Beirut continues to monitor the developing situation and is ready to provide assistance to Filipinos affected by Tuesday's blast.

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There are around 33,000 Filipinos in Lebanon, 75 percent of whom are in the Greater Beirut area.Presidential spokesperson Harry Roque said the government will work hard to bring home Filipinos from the war-torn country following the deadly blast."I think the government will continue with its repatriation of nationals who wish to be evacuated from the area. Lebanon as we know is war-torn, we’ve issued series of advisories against working in Lebanon," he said.

The explosion killed at least 78 people and wounded over 4,000 people, its Health Minister Hamad Hassan told Reuters. It's still unclear what caused the blast.RELATED: 'We have nothing left'Lebanon's Prime Minister, Hassan Diab, said that 2,750 tons of ammonium nitrate, a highly explosive material used in fertilizers and bombs, had been stored for six years at a port warehouse without safety measures,"endangering the safety of citizens," according to a statement.

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'Puro dugo pala ako': OFW recounts harrowing experience in Beirut blastThe home of Ursula Guila's employer was located five minutes away from Tuesday's blast site. She was inside a room surrounded by windows where she saw the dark, billowing smoke. The impact of the blast was strong enough to blow out windows in the city, flip cars, and damage distant buildings. Stay strong ate i dont wanna lost a kababayan Foreign Affairs Secretary teddyboylocsin says the Philippine Embassy is now taking care of OFW Ursula Guila, who was interviewed by our senior anchor iampinkywebb today salamat for sharing

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