Saudi Arabia. Photo: Wikimedia Commons

A Filipino truck driver sustained burns on his face and body after his truck carrying hot asphalt overturned in Saudi Arabia.

Rudy Papilosa, 43, was driving the truck to his workplace when it overturned, causing the asphalt to spill on to the ground, and on him, The Filipino Times reported.

Papilosa suffered burns on his face and body and was taken to a nearby hospital.

According to Philippine Consul Edgar Badajos, Paliposa is currently confined in the hospital for treatment. Badajos said it was not yet known when he will be released.

The Philippine Consulate in Jeddah is coordinating with Papilosa’s employer to discuss any assistance that can be given him.

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