Estamos assustados porque ouvimos que duas pessoas serão mandadas embora.

English Translation

We’re scared because we’ve heard two people are going to be fired.

I think that this translation is confusing for someone learning Portuguese.
I am familiar with the verbs mandar (to order) and despedir (to fire or say goodbye). I like the Google translation which is:
We are scared because we heard that two people will be sent away.