- A Dimple Star bus fell off Patrick Bridge in Sablayan town on March 20, Tuesday evening
- 19 fatalities were reported and 21 were injured
- A grandmother sacrificed herself during the bus crash to save her grandchildren
It was a tragic Tuesday night for the passengers of a Dimple Star bus when it fell off Patrick Bridge in Sablayan town, Occidental Mindoro, on March 20.
19 fatalities were reported and 21 were injured during the bus crash.
L0lita Bayle, 64, years old, were among the passengers of the Dimple Bus that night.
She was supposed to visit her daughter Rechelyn in Angeles City, Pampanga.
According to ABS-CBN, Bayle traveled with her daughter Madelyn, 3 grandchildren, and the parents of Rechelyn's boyfriend.
One of Bayle's grandchildren recalled how their Lola saved them. While the passengers were in a state of panic, Bayle embraced her grandchildren to protect them.
"Sabi niya 'di bale na lang na siya, huwag lang iyong mga apo niya," Rechelyn said.
One of the survivors, was the 5-year-old child of Vanessa, who's extremely grateful for what her mother did.
"Pinaghahalikan daw niya tig-isa-isa, [sinabihang] gumapang," Vanessa said.
Madelyn is still in the hospital due to severe body pains.
"Nakaidlip kasi ako tapos no'ng nagsigawan 'yong mga tao, bigla akong namulat, tapos pagewang-gewang 'yong bus," Madelyn explained.
Madelyn's 13-year-old daughter were among those who were saved by Bayle.
As of this post, The Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) already suspended 10 buses of Dimple Star bus.
This is not the first time that a Dimple Star bus was involved in a road accident.
According to Rappler, it was involved in a total of 4 crashes in a span of 7 years.
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