14 dead including Tado Jimenez in bus accident

At least 14 people, including Comedian Arvin ‘Tado’ Jimenez, died on Friday, February 7, when Florida bus fell off a mountain road in Bontoc, Mountain Province.

Image: Tado Jimenez

The 39-year-old Polytechnic University of the Philippines (PUP) graduate was among the 45 passengers on the bus (plate TXT 872) according to ABS-CBN News. The bus fell off at around 7:20.

In his Instagram, Tado shared a photo of a bus headed to Bontoc, with a caption of "Long trip, as in trip trip."

Rescuers immediately brought wounded passengers to the Bontoc General Hospital and Luis Hora Hospital

According to Solar News, a Dutch and Canadian national were also killed and 31 others where hurt when the passenger bus fell of a sharp curve along Halsema Highway in Barangay Talubin, authorities said.

Initial reports indicated that the bus has faulty brakes that lead to the accident.

(Image courtesy of Flickr User digitalpotato)

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