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No Filipino casualty in Turkey quake - DFA

March 8, 2010 10:34pm
There were no Filipino casualties reported in the 6.0-magnitude earthquake that hit Turkey, the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) said on Monday.

"The Philippine Embassy in Ankara informed the DFA that there is no reported injury or casualty among Filipinos during the earthquake that hit the province of Elazig in Eastern Turkey," DFA spokesperson Eduardo Malaya said in a text message to GMANews.TV.

"Most of the Filipinos, who number some 5,500, reside in the city of Istanbul and nearby areas," he added.

As of 2008, the Commission on Filipinos Overseas estimates there are 5,444 Filipinos in Turkey.

Of the figure, 82 are recorded by the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration as overseas Filipino workers. - Jerrie Abella/KBK, GMANews.TV
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