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An org sis and UPLB grad figured in Cambodia bus accident August 4, 2011

Posted by pilibustero in Personal.
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An org sis, Nina Abad (UPLB Devcomsoc) figured in a serious bus crash in Cambodia last Monday, which unfortunately rendered her right leg being amputated due to the injuries she sustained. As of now, she is stable and will have to undergo further tests. Details of the accident were already picked up by media orgs, GMA News and Inquirer.

Below is the collective statement/press release of concerned friends and brods/sisses from Devcomsoc, calling for help and assistance to our sis:

Nina Kristine Abad is a 30-year-old travel enthusiast who has visited some of the best tourist sites around the world. However, during her recent journey to Cambodia, she met a tragic accident. Last Monday (August 1, 2011), the tourist bus she was riding collided with a truck while en route to Vietnam from the Cambodian tourist hub of Siem Reap. Seven passengers were seriously wounded, while two others died from the said incident. Luckily, Nina survived. However, due to the severity of her injuries, her right leg had to be amputated. She is currently confined at the Calmette Hospital in Phnom Penh.

Despite such adversity, brave Nina remains optimistic and hopes that her injuries will not keep her from continuing to pursue her dream of travelling around the world. But first she needs to recover from this life-altering event.

Immediate and overwhelming support from various agencies of the Philippine government, such as the Philippine Embassy in Phnom Penh, as well as that of Filipinos and friends residing in Cambodia and around the world has helped keep Nina’s spirits up. Her family are on their way to Cambodia to be with her. The UPLB Development Communicators’ Society, to which Nina is a member, continues to rally for support.

Nina is in a strange country and the trials she is facing are daunting. We, her organization’s brothers and sisters are now humbly calling for your prayers and support. We all believe that with the propert attention of both the media and key officials and agencies of the Philippine government will help avoid the possibility of having this incident glossed over and swept under the rug. Please help us by disseminating this information to ensure that Nina will be able to recover and return home to her beloved country.

For those who wish to have more information and offer assistance please kindly contact Benjamin Juan Delos Santos at contact number: 09178191881. For those who wish to offer financial assistance, please send them to this account:

Account Name: Sheena Eledi June A. Padilla
Account No. 2080141801
Branch: BDO Aegis People Support Branch



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