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|Subject: us falls into creek, killing 5, injuring 39 Mon Aug 30, 2010 9:44 am|| |
August 29, 2010, 7:29pm
PAGBILAO, Quezon/CAMP CRAME, Quezon City – At least five people were killed and 39 others injured when a Manila-bound bus careened off the road and rolled down into a creek in Pagbilao, Quezon, a police official said.
The Police Provincial Office (PPO) identified one of the fatalities as Milagros Lerio, 63, who died on the spot.
Senior Superintendent Agrimero Cruz, Jr., spokesman of the Philippine National Police (PNP), said the four other passengers who died have yet to be identified.
But Chief Inspector Laudemier Llaneta, Pagbilao chief of police, said four of the fatalities were female and one was male.
Their remains were taken to the Betty Funeral Parlor in Pagdilao.
The driver, identified by Cruz as Oscar Pedrigosa, was among the injured.
A separate report from the Pagbilao Police Station placed the number of injured at 46, said Llaneta.
Cruz said the provincial bus, which came from Tacloban City, was traveling along the Bicol Diversion Road in Sitio Amao, Barangay Silangan Malicboy around 2:30 a.m. when the vehicle suddenly
lost its brakes.
The bus was on its way to its terminal in Cubao, Quezon City.
“As a result, the bus fell in a ravine then into a creek,” said Cruz, quoting reports from the field.
Local residents and motorists, along with local rescue teams, immediately proceeded to the area to assist the victims.
Llaneta said some of those injured were stuck inside the bus for more than seven hours before rescuers, with the use of a payloader and wrecker, managed to free them from the wreckage.
The injured were rushed to the Jane Country Hospital in Pagbilao and the MMG General Hospital in Lucena City.
Apart from Pedrigosa, 38 of the injured were identified by police as of press time Sunday afternoon.
Based on the list made by the Pagbilao Police Station, the injured were Ester Colibao Barabtis, 50, married, of Barangay Sapang Palay, San Jose del Monte, Bulacan; Gesselle Peroso Parilla, 22, single of Ampid 1, San Mateo Rizal; Romena Marab Cerera, 31, of Diliman, Quezon City; Joselyn Opiasa Cerera, 48, of Diliman, Quezon City; Lizabeth Culibao Calinao, 48, of Tahanan Village, Parañaque City; Violeta Cabuang Vilante, 60, widow, of Barangay Singat, Pura Tarlac; Carina Cayanan Cabuang, 1, of Pura Tarlac; Octabio Sansan Opre, 41, single, of Mahacub, Tarangan Samar; Gorgonio Villagracia Melo Jr, 38, married of San Jose East, Burawin Leyte; Analiza Sotis Baccol, 35, married, of Paranas, Samar; Norberto Sopis Baccol, 10, of Paranas Samar; Shiela Calimpong Baccol, 17, of Paranas Samar; Analyn Tatoy Besa, 20, single of Leyte; Lino Ampuan Archebuche, 42, married of Calbayog City; Estaneslao Astronomo Dabasol Jr., 44 , married, of Malabon City; Jobert Geobalani Onde, 28, married of Calamba City; Joeselle Manahon Picorro, 21, single, of Camuroan, Calbayog City; Agustin Romerez Anoracio, 56, of Abucay, Tacloban City; Ricky Andrade Regildo, 20, single, of Poblacion Mirada, Leyte; Belenda Pantallon Gatchalian, 43, married, of Tagbunganga, Palumpon Leyte; Lendelyn Pantallon Gatchalian, 4, of Tagbunganga, Palumpon Leyte; Sauro Aster Ara, 21, single of Cagayan City, Samar; Liram Libot Ramos, 18, of Tabon-Tabon Leyte; Precentacion Iduyan Clitar, 71, of Palumpon, Leyte; Semplicio Iduyan Clitar, 33, widower, of Palumpon Leyte; Alex Magdua Martinez, 52, married, of Taytay Rizal; Merlinda Rubillos Caingen, of Isabel, Leyte; Reynante Calimbo Caingin, 53, of Isabel Leyte; Eliza Jamin Jaime, 27, of Sta. Margarita, Samar; Teresita Yutrago Bolito, 57, married of Carigara, Leyte, Pedro Laurente Bonito, 62 of Carigara Leyte, Merlita Daingala Calandria, 54, married of Carigala Leyte, Joanna Calandria Dante, 23, married of Carigala Leyte, Fernando Beracis Orongan, 45, sinlge, teacher of Western Samar, Evelyn Indeta Baldovino, 34, married of Pasig City, Kyle Nina Indeta Baldovuno, 3 of Pasig City, Rosalia Adorna Nabilino, 58, widow of Obando Bulacan, Randy Rael Fameniano, 23,single of Brgy. Balurinay Buroain Leyte.