The Department of Foreign Affairs has announced the unnatural death of an overseas worker in Morocco and expressed its condolences to her family.
Rabat – A 49-year-old Filipino woman, who has yet to be identified, has tragically died in Casablanca.
The Philippine Embassy in Tripoli, which has jurisdiction over Morocco, announced the cause of the woman’s death on June 24. She reportedly fell from the third floor of an apartment building on June 22, allegedly in an attempt to flee from her angry employer after an argument.
The deceased sustained severe injuries after a makeshift rope of “pieces of garment she tied together” gave out as she tried to escape the building, according to Casablanca authorities.
No information has been released regarding the nature of her employment.
The chargé d’affaires at the Philippine Embassy in Tripoli, Elmer Cato, has dispatched a two-man consular team to Casablanca, where they will coordinate with local authorities and arrange for the repatriation of the victim’s remains.
The employer has been taken into custody by authorities and the investigation is ongoing.