- An Indonesian bus that was carrying students and a number of adults plunged into a ravine
- Twenty-seven died from the fatal crash, which resulted when the driver reportedly lost control
- The students and the adults, some of whom were parents of the students on the bus were returning from an excursion
- There were junior high school students on the bus, and 39 people survived the crash
A bus in Indonesia, carrying students with adults, and parents, fell off a ravine in the Island of Java on Wednesday evening. The country's transportation ministry stated that 27 people died from the crash.
On Thursday, the search and rescue agency released a statement saying that the driver of the bus lost control a few moments before the actual crash, which occurred in an area near the Sumedang City in West Java province.
GMA News reported that the ministry of transportation of Indonesia stated that the bus was carrying parents and junior high school students.
There were 39 people who survived the fatal crash.
A number of photos from the crash showed that the bus ended on its side. Rescue workers tried to search for more victims.
A local search and rescue agency revealed that the evacuations carried out later were completed and the crash survivors were brought to the hospital.
Road accidents are among the worst things that could happen, especially when the vehicle involved carry many passengers. There are instances when the passengers are students or the elderly. There are also cases when those who are involved in the accident are prominent personalities such as celebrities or politicians. One such instance was the recent car crash that Tiger Woods figured in.
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Road accidents are common, but when many die from such an incident, it takes a toll on both government and families. In 2018, there was a similar bus crash, which also happened in Indonesia. The bus plunged into a ravine, this time around in the Sukabumi region. It took the lives of 21 people. The bus was carrying tourists.
In the Philippines, the LandBank of the Philippines announced that it will be extending P50,000 in form of a loan to students, in order for the latter to buy gadgets for online learning. The bank revealed that this expanded program is included in its I-STUDY where there is a maximum loanable amount of P150,000 per student. Parent-borrower can enjoy a maximum loanable amount of P300,000, which they can use to cover tuition fees. With this assistance being given by LandBank, there would be parents who would be able to breathe a sigh of relief amid the woes of the pandemic.
Two years ago, a tour bus carrying government employees slammed into the bus in front of them. The employees were supposed to attend a seminar in Baguio City. Fifty people were reported injured, while five were declared dead. The zigzag road in Baguio has been considered as one of the dangerous roads in the country, which is why one must be very careful when traversing the these roads.
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