Body of missing Pinay ‘caretaker’ in Taiwan quake found

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  • The body of the missing Pinay ‘caretaker’ in Taiwan has been found
  • She was said to have been trapped inside a collapsed building in Hualien
  • The victim was working as a caregiver for a Japanese couple

MANILA, Philippines – The body of the missing 28-year-old Filipina caretaker in Taiwan has been found on Thursday, one day after a 6.4 magnitude struck Taiwan that left at least 6 people d**d.

As per Bombo Radyo, a certain Loida Salazar Hu, president of the Filipino community in Taiwan confirmed to them that Melody Albano Castro’s remains were finally retrieved by rescuers and reported in local television news outlets.

Earlier, Taiwan News reported Castro, a native of Cagayan, was working as a caregiver (referred to as ‘caretaker’ in Taiwan) for an elderly Japanese couple – a 63-year-old woman and her 68-year-old husband -on the 7th floor of a 12-story building that collapsed in Hualien.

According to the woman, Castro was in the living room with her younger brother when the earthquake hit.  While the couple and the boy were rescued, Castro was trapped inside after she got pinned down by a cabinet. She is believed to have died from suffocation.

Castro’s family in the Philippines were already informed of the sad news.

Meanwhile, another Filipino, who has not been named, was also hurt in the quake and has received treatment for minor injuries at a local hospital.

Manila Economic and Cultural Office (MECO) chief Angelito Banayo said they failed to get the identity of the injured Filipino since he was already discharged from the hospital before they were able to reach out to him.