Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. Photo: Wikimedia Commons
Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. Photo: Wikimedia Commons

A Filipino driver was stabbed and killed by his Filipino co-worker after the two became involved in a fist fight on Sunday in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.

statement by the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) said the 29-year-old victim worked for a Saudi family along with the suspect, 34, who worked as a driver for the same family. On Sunday, the two men allegedly engaged in a fist fight in front of their employer’s house.

The DFA did not disclose the identities of the two. According to Edgar Badajos, the Consul General of the Philippine Consulate General in Jeddah, the suspect was arrested immediately after the incident and remains in detention.

Badajos said the victim was supposed to return to the Philippines on Friday, GMA News reported. Meanwhile, the suspect may be handed a death penalty if found guilty in court, but the family of the victim could ask for blood money.

The consulate and the Philippine Overseas Labor Office in Jeddah extended assistance to both Filipinos and their families.

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