MANILA – The Filipino seafarer who was hurt in an explosion at Shanghai’s international airport is coming home, the Department of Foreign Affairs said on Monday.
DFA spokesman Charles Jose did not identify the victim, but said the Filipino was a 52-year-old sailor who sustained minor injuries to his foot when a home-made explosive packed in a beer bottle was set off by a man at Shanghai’s Pudong International Airport on Sunday.
Four other people were injured in the attack near the airport’s Terminal 2 ticketing area at about 2:20 p.m., reports said.
He just disembarked from a container ship from the US that docked in Shanghai and is about to come back to Manila,” Jose told a press briefing.
The Filipino, he said, was immediately treated at a hospital near the airport and was was subsequently discharged and accommodated in a hotel.
He is scheduled to fly to Manila via Philippine Airlines on Monday, Jose said. PNA/ northboundasia.com