IN ABU DHABI: 2 Davaoeña nurses in critical condition

TWO DAVAOEÑA nurses in United Arab Emirates (UAE) are in critical condition after a speeding BMW driven by a policeman bumped them in a hit-and-run accident in Abu Dhabi last Nov. 12.

The Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA) identified the victims as Estee Banaag from Barangay Matina Crossing, Talomo District and Melissa Roble from Barangay Cabantian in Buhangin District.

The OWWA and the labor attaché in the area are currently reconciling the details of the incident, said OWWA XI  Regional Director Ed Bellido.

Banaag suffered brain injury and is now considered brain dead. She is reportedly now dependent on the mechanical ventilator at the Al Ain hospital.

Roble suffered eye, knee, hip and spinal injuries. She is confined at the Tawan Hospital and will undergo surgeries.

The incident happened on Nov. 12, around 7 p.m. local time, according to OWWA.

Bellido said employers of the two nurses are working with the Philippine government representatives in the country. Bellido said that the BMW driver, identified as Sager Seed Ahmed, is an Emirati national working as a policeman in Al Ain, a city in Abu Dhabi.

Ahmed’s younger brother, also a police officer, reportedly visited Roble at first but has not appeared since, the OWWA report said.

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