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Red Cross: Only minor incidents on Pope’s events

/ 09:12 PM January 16, 2015
Policemen assist an elderly woman during one of the papal events in Manila. TETCH TORRES-TUPAS

Policemen assist the elderly during the papal events in Manila. TETCH TORRES-TUPAS

MANILA, Philippines—No major incidents have been reported on people who went to see Pope Francis since his arrival on Thursday, Philippine Red Cross Secretary General Gwendolyn Pang said in a text message.

“No major incidents,” Pang said, adding since Thursday night, they have only treated five people.

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One of those treated by Red Cross medics is a 54-year-old male who suffered an abrasion on his left shoulder after falling from the one-meter-high center island along Quirino Avenue. He was transported to Red Cross Field Hospital located at the Cultural Center of the Philippines.

Red Cross has also attended to a 19-year-old female who felt dizzy.

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During Pope Francis’ first Mass in the country at Manila Cathedral, Red Cross gave assistance to around 10 people who felt dizzy or fainted.

Some were taken to Red Cross’ first aid stations at Arsobispo corner Andres Soriano Avenue, Cabildo Street corner Andres Soriano and Clam Shell Intramuros.

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