Bus mishap victims’ kin to get aid

The Philippine Star - - NATION - – Rom­ina Cabr­era, Ray­mond Catindig

The fam­i­lies of those who died when an over­loaded minibus fell into a deep ravine in Nueva Ecija on Tuesday can each claim P200,000 in pas­sen­ger in­sur­ance.

Aileen Lizada, Land Trans­porta­tion Fran­chis­ing and Reg­u­la­tory Board (LTFRB) re­gional spokesper­son, said the Pas­sen­ger Ac­ci­dent Man­age­ment and In­sur­ance Agency would re­lease the checks at their of­fice in Bay­ombong, Nueva Viz­caya start­ing to­day.

Thirty-three pas­sen­gers of a Leo­mar­ick Trans bus died while 43 others were in­jured, a list re­leased by the Philip­pine National Red Cross on Thurs­day showed.

Lizada said the fam­i­lies of the fa­tal­i­ties should bring the needed doc­u­ments, in­clud­ing birth cer­tifi­cates, mar­riage con­tracts and iden­ti­fi­ca­tion cards, to re­ceive the as­sis­tance.

She said the op­er­a­tor of the ill-fated bus, Leonardo Pat­u­lot, promised to shoul­der the med­i­cal ex­penses of the in­jured victims aside from pas­sen­ger in­sur­ance of P20,000 each.

The LTFRB set a hear­ing on the ac­ci­dent on May 2.

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