[Trending Now] FIRSTHAND ENCOUNTER: A Survivor's Heartbreaking Story On The Davao Blast!
The Davao explosion that occurred at around 10 pm at the Davao City Night Market on September 3 was truly a tragedy. It was painful, ho...
The Davao explosion that occurred at around 10 pm at the Davao City Night Market on September 3 was truly a tragedy. It was painful, horrifying and may be traumatic for victims and survivors who firsthand witnessed the incident that killed 14 people and left 60 wounded.
Netizen Isel Jhian Abad (Si Isel) was among those who experienced the pain of seeing her people fall, crumble and succumb to the blast and she chose to go through the pain for a second time as she shared the story on the internet to let the nation know what Davao have went through during the incident.
"When I recall what transpired last night, I can’t help but cry, It was around this time when it happened. It hurts to see people falling to their deaths in front of me," she told in her own language.
She told the heartbreaking story of her traumatic experience on Facebook.
She recalled how people were still smiling, laughing on the Roxas Avenue before the explosion transpired. She recalled therapists providing services not knowing what's to come. She saw people, children who were strolling in the area like it was a normal night of merry-making unaware that a blast would occur.
When the blast happened, the joy, the laughing, the singing, everything faded and were replaced by cries of pain, screams of sheer terror and a painful sight to behold.
"While I was on my way out the gate of Ateneo de Davao University, I saw a pregnant woman and a man in blue standing up while being massaged, I looked at both of them and hoped that their lives here in Davao are okay, but after the explosion, I saw with my own two eyes how they fell on the ground shaking," she told.
She admitted how frightening it was to personally see how all the threats they thought were empty came to life. She shared how unimaginable the pain was encountering it personally.
She narrated how terrified she was that she could not care less about her bag, her wallet or her laptop that fell to the ground, at the moment when she wanted to do nothing more but to run, and run she did.
She was able to survive, however the wounds in her right knee could not compare to the pain she felt recalling how it all happened before her very eyes.
But she knows how strong the people of Davao are, she believes in their resiliency and how it would do nothing to shake their support for President Rodrigo Duterte.
"The people here are brave, If they threaten us with terrorism, we will not let them win."