No Pinoy hurt in Russia high-rise blast - DFA


Posted at Jan 02 2019 08:13 PM

MANILA - No Filipino was hurt in the New Year's Eve explosion at a high-rise apartment building in the Russian city of Magnitogorsk, the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) said Wednesday.

In a statement, the DFA said all 10 Filipinos in the area were safe and accounted for.

Philippine Ambassador to Russia Carlos Sorreta, meanwhile, expressed the Embassy’s sympathies to families of the 14 fatalities in the incident.

More than 30 people have, meanwhile, been reported missing in the explosion, which authorities said was caused by a gas leak.