Arvin “Tado” Jimenez among 14 killed in bus accident

Tado, whose real name is Arvin Jimenez, was among 14 people killed Friday morning after a passenger bus fell off a ravine in Bontoc, Mountain Province. Jimenez was one of 45 passengers on board the Florida bus with plate number TXT 872, Sr. Inspector Benjamin Chaloy confirmed to ABS-CBNnews.com. The vehicle fell off the 500-meter deep ravine in Sitio Pagpag, Barangay Tabulin in Bontoc at around 7:20 a.m., according to Police Provincial Director Oliver Enmodias. The bus came from its terminal in Sampaloc, Manila. In a post dated February 6 on image-sharing service Instagram, Jimenez shared a photo of a bus headed to Bontoc, captioned: “Long trip, as in trip trip.” Shortly after news broke of Jimenez’s death at around 6:30 p.m. Friday, the terms “#RIPTado,” “Bontoc,” and “Strangebrew” became top local trending topics on micro-blogging site Twitter. Fans of the comedian took to the social networking site to share photos of Jimenez, including one taken from his Instagram page which they noted appeared to foreshadow the tragic accident.

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