OFW Found Hanging in Bahrain Apartment, 6th Expat Suicide in 2018

The body of a 37-year old Filipino worker was found hanging in an apartment in Bahrain in what was believed to be a case of suicide.

The Filipino man, a native of Quezon, was found hanging from a ceiling fan inside a residential unit he shared with his sister in Muharraq district on the north of capital Manama on Thursday.

The Department of Foreign Affairs issued a statement saying that Ambassador Alfonso A. Ver is in touch with Bahrain authorities in connection with the case. The DFA is also in contact with the deceased man’s family.

Ver said the man’s remains would be repatriated once medico-legal procedures have been conducted. The embassy said the family of the deceased had been contacted and they would be given assistance from the Philippine government.

According to Gulf Digital News, the Filipino is the sixth foreign worker to have committed suicide this month in Bahrain, raising the total number of cases to 22 so far this year.