- Toddler who survived bus crash reunites with grandmother
- The child was admitted at Veterans Regional Hospital (VRH) in Bayombong town in Nueva Vizcaya
- The hospital earlier made an appeal by posting pictures of the child on social media as she could not speak and had nothing that can be used to identify her
After hospital officials in Nueva Vizcaya sought for help on social media in identifying a little girl who survived a bus crash in Nueva Ecija on April 18, the toddler was finally reunited with her grandmother.
In a statement on its Facebook page, the Veterans Regional Hospital (VRH) in Bayombong town in Nueva Vizcaya appealed to the public to share the photo of the child for her relatives to know that she survived the bus crash in Carranglan town in Nueva Ecija, an article published by Rappler stated.
Based on the Facebook post, hospital officials said they could not identify the child because she could not speak and had nothing that can be used to identify her.
“Kabilang po siya sa mga biktima ng aksidente kahapon sa nalaglag na bus sa isang bangin sa boundary ng Vizcaya at Nueva Ecija. ‘Di po siya makapagsalita kaya ‘di namin malaman kung sino at tagasaan siya,” VRH said in its first Facebook post.
[She’s one of the victims of the bus that fell into a ravine at the boundary of Nueva Vizcaya and Nueva Ecija. She could not speak so we can’t identify who she is and where she’s from.]
The earlier post added :“Kung namumukhaan ‘nyo po, mangyaring ipagbigay-alam po sa kanyang mga kamag-anak.”
[If you recognize her, please inform her relatives.]
Meanwhile, in the afternoon of April 19, the hospital updated its Facebook post by confirming that the grandmother of the toddler has surfaced.
“Dumating na po ang lola ng bata kaninang umaga. Maraming maraming salamat po sa lahat ng tumulong. God Bless you all!” the second hospital post noted.
[The grandmother of the child has arrived this morning. Thank you very much to everyone who helped.]
The toddler, who was among the passengers of the Leomarick minibus that fell into a ravine on April 18, sustained head injuries and a fracture in her left arm, and was placed in intensive care.