Bus falls off Cliff; 27 injured

By , on May 31, 2014


Pilar Sorsogon / Wikipedia Photo
Pilar Sorsogon / Wikipedia Photo

SORSOGON — A bus off to Pilar town proper fell off a five-meter ravine after its steering wheel hit a roadside metal barrier leaving 27 people hurt.

Inspector Malu Calubaquib, Bicol PNP spokesperson, said the accident happened 6:10 a.m. when a Pamar Bus unit from Manila en route to Pilar lost its brakes while driving on a sharp curve downhill causing the bus loaded with 30 passengers to plunge into the shallow ravine.

The policemen identified the injured passengers, which were immediately brought to the hospital as:

Daniel Plotena y Pagran, 43, of San Rafael, Pilar, Sorsogon
Shiela Mae Rueras y Santuele, 27, and Michael Jimenez y Campomanes, 24, both of Aroroy, Masbate
Ave Zaragoza y Cos, 49 and son Harry Zaragosa y Cos, 9 — Masbate City
Albert Nomo y Benaya, 29
Arnie Nomo y Palana, 7 and Kim Nomo y Rekia, 9 — Tres Marias, Donsol, Sorsogon
William Pertes y Noga, 32 — ┬áBinisitahan, Donsol, Sorsogon
Nely Lorcha y Loquero, 25 — Cabiguan, Pilar, Sorsogon
Linel Cadag y Melgar, 29 — ┬áDonsol, Sorsogon
Elmer Lopez y Mirabuna, 19 — Brgy. Millabas, Pilar, Sorsogon
Mark Jay Mallo y Gonzales, 11 and Abegail Mallo y Gonzales, 14 — Dapdap, Pilar, Sorsogon
Vicente Demasayo y Alosima, 41 — Ligao, Albay
Mark Joseph Bordador y Llaneta, 11 and Alberto Bordador y Oxiana — Tinanogan, Donsol, Sorsogon
Laura De Los Reyes y Dealca, 44, and Lance De Los Reyes y Dealca, 13 — Cabitha, Mandaon, Masbate
Raquel Palana, 31 — Donsol, Sorsogon
Alberto Arjun Nogales y Cha, 22 — Donsol, Sorsogon
Rosendo Villaran y Nogas, 29 — Brgy. Libes, Placer, Masbate, City
Johnny Brovo y Gulane, 26 — Maanahaw, Palanas, Masbate

Meanwhile, Chief Inspector Rosalito Doluntap Gapan, Pilar police chief said that the bus was a total wreck after the accident.