ORMOC CITY– A mother and her two children were killed after the vehicle they were on board fell to a river on Saturday (June 17) in Palapag, Northern Samar.

An SUV falls off to a bridge under construction in Palapag, Northern Samar on Saturday(June 17), killing a mother and her two children. (PHOTO COURTESY)

The victims were identified by the local police as Debie Rose Quibal Baclao 45; Gwyeneth Sheene,19; and Keanne Son,9.

All residents of Brgy Tinampo, also in Palapag.

A crane was used to pull out the vehicle from the river.

Investigation conducted by police disclosed that the vehicle, a Toyota Fortuner, driven by the elder Baclao was traversing the detour Rombang Bridge, which is under construction Rombang Bridge, when it said to have lost control of the steering wheel that caused said vehicle to slide down and submerged into the river resulting in their fatal condition.

Construction workers brought the victims to the Catubig district hospital where they were declared dead on arrival.

Due to a fatal car accident that occurred, Mayor Florence Fawa Batula has decided to order the temporary closure bridge to 4-wheel and larger vehicles ‘effective immediately and until further notice.’