Husband, 2 daughters of Filipina killed in Tiananmen crash among injured in accident – DFA

By Michaela del Callar

MANILA, (PNA) -– The Department of Foreign Affairs on Tuesday said the husband and daughters of the Filipino woman who died in the car crash in Tiananmen Square in Beijing were among the 38 injured in the accident.

Foreign Affairs spokesman Raul Hernandez said Philippine embassy representatives visited the surviving members of the family, the father and two daughters, on Tuesday morning at the Tongren Hospital.

They are in “stable condition,” Hernandez said as he declined to disclose the victims’ identities upon the family’s request.

“Unfortunately, the mother was among the fatalities. She was brought to Beijing Hospital for treatment but she eventually succumbed to her injuries,” Hernandez said in a press briefing.

All appropriate assistance will be provided to the victims, including the family’s immediate repatriation and the return of remains of the mother to the Philippines, Hernandez said.

Reports said the car mysteriously crashed into the square – a popular tourist destination in Beijing – before it caught fire, killing the vehicle’s three passengers, a Filipino and a Japanese man.

“The embassy continues its coordination with the Beijing Municipal Public Security Bureau on the matter of repatriation and the latter’s ongoing investigation into the incident,” Hernandez said.