Davao City LGU sends medical teamto help injured victims of C-130 crash

The Davao City government has offered medical assistance and condolences to victims and the families of those who died in the tragic C130H plane crash in Sulu on Sunday.

In a live interview during the Special Hour over the Davao City Disaster Radio on Monday, Mayor Inday Sara Duterte said that the city is in close coordination with the local government of Zamboanga is extending the needed medical assistance for the injured survivors.

“As help nato as Dabawenyos, we sent six doctors to Zamboanga City, to assist ilang doctors didto kung unsa ilang mabuhat didto para sa mga survivors and those who are injured (As a form of our help as Dabawenyos, we sent six doctors, to assist doctors there in what they can do to help the survivors and those who are injured),” she said, adding these doctors from Southern Philippines Medical Center (SPMC) volunteered to help, bring supplies over the area to treat the injured.

The C-130H plane crash killed 50 people, 47 military personnel, and 3 civilians and injured 53 (49 military personnel and four civilians).

The mayor said that the city is a sister city of Zamboanga, it is in constant coordination for extension of further help.

“Constant ang atoang coordination with the Zamboanga Local government unit, we are asking them if duna pa silay kinahanglan to support the retrieval recovery and treatment of the injured as well as the management of the dead (Our coordination with the Zamboanga local government is constant, we are asking them if they still have needs to support the retrieval and treatment of the injured as well as the management of the dead),” the mayor said.

In an earlier statement, the city government offered its deepest condolences to the families of those who perished from the crash. In honor of those who died in the tragedy, Davao City will fly the flag at half-mast from July 5 to July 9, 2021. CIO

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