MANILA, September 17, 2017 — The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) on Saturday said no Filipinos were among the 22 people injured in the explosion at Parsons Green underground station in Southwest London.
“There are no reports of Filipinos injured by the blast but we are continuously monitoring the situation,” Ambassador to London Antonio Lagdameo said.
The Philippines also expressed solidarity with the United Kingdom, as it condemned the terrorist attack that left several people injured.
“We denounce this act of terror perpetrated against the British people,” Foreign Affairs Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano said, shortly after arriving in New York where he will be attending the United Nations General Assembly.
“We are one with our British friends at this time and express our hope that the perpetrators will soon be brought to justice,” he said.
The explosion occurred around 8:20 a.m. London time Friday at the rear car of a train pulling into the Parsons Green station of the London Underground District Line.
There are about 182,700 Filipinos living in the United Kingdom. Of this number, 70 percent reside in the Greater London area. (Leslie Gatpolintan/PNA)