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Oct. 17, 19 | 5:32 pm

An overseas Filipino worker (OFW) in Kowloon died after suffering from severe asthma attack while her employer was in another country, reported Hong Kong News.

The 37-year-old OFW only identified as Ivy B. fell in a coma from September 20-25 before she passed away.

“Nawawalan ng oxygen supply ang brain ng matagal. Dinala siya sa opsital pero comatose. After a few days, pumanaw na siya,” the report quoted Welfare attache Marivic Clarin as saying.

“Nakalabas pa siya ng bahay at nakakatok sa kapitbahay para humingi ng tulong,” the official added.

Ivy has relatives in Hong Kong including her mother who also worker as domestic helper.

Her body was repatriated to the Philippines last October 5.

“She was repatriated quickly because there was nothing suspicious about what happened. Her relatives knew she had asthma,” Clarin said.

“Her employer paid for the cost of repatriation. Ivy had worked here in HK for nine years and was on her fifth contract,” she added.

The Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA) would give Ivy’s family with a P100,000 death benefit and P20,000 for burial assistance.

One of Ivy’s children would also get educational assistance and livelihood assistance.

Hong Kong authorities has issued warning about the pollution level in the city state that could trigger respiratory illnesses.

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