Last June 13, 2010, Cebu was rocked by a sad and tragic news. A tourist bus, which was on its way to Balamban, fell off a 30-meter ravine in Barangay Cansomoroy in Balamban. 21 people died and at least 30 were injured. Most of those who were killed were Iranian nationals.
Today, almost two months after the accident, I finally got the chance to visit the crash site. Here are some of the photos that I took using my cousin Lester’s camera.
The tourist bus which fell off a 30-meter ravine in Balamban, Cebu.
Beyond the steel barrier is the ravine where the bus fell.
According to reports, the driver lost control of the brakes and drove straight into this area.
The bottom of the 30-meter ravine. Some of the objects left in the area include seats, seat covers, shoes, and clothes.
The front of the tourist bus.
The most badly damaged part of the bus was the front (driver’s side.)
Terrible damage caused by the fall.
Shoes and sandals left at the scene of the accident.
Bus seats leaning forward (probably due to the impact.)
The back part of the bus.
View from the back.
Right side of the bus.
May the souls of those who perished in this accident rest in peace.