UNITED NEWS INTERNATIONAL (UNI) — The Philippines wants its citizens working in Kuwait to come home following the latest death of a migrant worker in the Gulf nation.
Philippine authorities said the body of a 29-year-old Filipina was recently found in the freezer of an abandoned apartment.
The woman was identified as a domestic worker employed by a man wanted for cases related to falsified checks.
Officials say the woman appears to have been killed by strangulation or torture and her body may have been held in the freezer for over a year.
President Rodrigo Duterte said Feb. 9 that a ban on sending workers to Kuwait put in place last month would remain in light of the discovery.
The Philippine Foreign Ministry estimates some 250,000 Overseas Filipino Workers live in Kuwait.
Reuters said the Philippines will seek help from its private airlines to evacuate OFWs in Kuwait who want to come home.