Rescuers are waiting for daylight this morning to be able to fully check the Ceres bus and the vicinity where it fell last night along the mountainous highway of Don Salvador Benedicto.
Government and private rescuers from various cities and towns are hoping that no more dead body will be found when daylight comes.
DSB police chief, Chief Insp. Gerald Moya, in an interview with Aksyon Radyo Bacolod ” with reporter, Eric Magbanua late last night, said the Ceres bus almost fell into a deep ravine’s bottom at Purok Talos, Brgy. Igmaya-an, Don Salvador Benedicto town, after the driver reportedly lost control of the bus while it was negotiating a descending curve.
Moya in that interview said count of fatalities was at five, with several others injured.
The bodies of the fatalities were retrieved, but rescuers were still checking for more possible casualties, he said last night.
The injured are now confined at the Bacolod Adventist Medical Center in Bacolod.
The Ceres bus, he said was from San Carlos City to Bacolod City. It still hangs on the side of the highway and luckily got stuck there.
Moya said that if the bus fell straight down, it could have fallen straight into the rocky bottom of the deep ravine and could have caused more fatalities.
Investigations are still on and identities of the casualties are still being checked.* (Arman Toga, NDB. Photo by Doren Balboa)