Filipino doctor dies while fleeing rebels in Congo
By Cynthia Balana
Philippine Daily Inquirer
First Posted 17:54:00 04/06/2010
Filed Under: insurgency, Overseas Employment, Foreign affairs & international relations
MANILA, Philippines—A Filipino doctor working with a United Nations contractor died on Easter Sunday while he and his colleagues were evacuating to safer ground after the town and airport in Mbandaka, Congo, where they were based were attacked by rebels, the Department of Foreign Affairs said Tuesday.
Citing a report from the Philippine embassy in Nairobi, Kenya, DFA spokesman Eduardo Malaya said in an interview that the doctor, Jay Basilio-Bool, suffered cardiac arrest while fleeing.