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March 18, 2009

Bodies of 2 more Pinoy nurses expected to arrive from Jeddah
03/18/2009 05:06 PM

JEDDAH, Saudi Arabia - The bodies of the two remaining Filipino nurses who died in a car crash in Saudi Arabia last January are expected arrive in the Philippines late Wednesday.

More than two months after their death, the bodies of Filipino nurses Nancy Cadis Brion and Gemma Macaraeg Teodora will finally be sent home on Wednesday on board Saudi Airlines Flight SV 868.

The bodies of their two other companions, Rosely Laceda and Cecille Detorio, were repatriated on Tuesday afternoon via Qatar Airways flight QR 646.On Jan. 16, the four nurses died after the driver of their service van lost control of the vehicle when one of its tires exploded and collided with another speeding vehicle in Taif, a mountain city in western Saudi Arabia.

The four were working in a private dental clinic in Al Baha, another mountain city four hours ride away from the holy city of Mecca.The Philippine Consulate General said that one of the reasons why it took so long to repatriate the bodies of the nurses was that the investigations were still ongoing about the accident – where one Saudi national also died.

The four Filipino nurses are just a few of the overseas Filipino workers who died in road accidents in Saudi Arabia last January. One died in Jubail. Another was killed between Medina and Qassim. - Ronaldo Concha and Kimberly Jane T. Tan, GMANews.TV

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