Filipino worker runs amok, shot dead in Saudi Arabia


Manila, Philippines – A Filipino worker in Saudi Arabia was shot dead after allegedly killing his Saudi manager and a Pakistani co-worker and wounding several others on Wednesday, the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) said.

Citing the Philippine Consulate General in Jeddah, the DFA said the incident happened in Farasan Island, 50 kilometers offshore from the southern city of Jizan.

Consul General Edgar Badajos said that the unidentified Filipino worker allegedly first stabbed the Pakistani after an argument and then his Saudi boss and several other co-workers when they tried to intervene.

Badajos said security personnel of the company, a subcontractor of the Saudi Electric Company, immediately responded and shot the Filipino.

He said a team from the Consulate was being dispatched to Jizan, more than 600 kilometers from Jeddah, to gather more information about the incident and assist in repatriating the remains of the Filipino whose identity was being withheld pending notification of next of kin.
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