19 June 2019

11 dead in separate road accidents in Philippines

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Eleven people were killed and 33 others injured in three separate road accidents in the Philippines on Friday, police said. reports citing Xinhua.

A head-on collision between a passenger van and a six-wheeler truck in central Philippine Leyte province early on Friday morning killed nine and injured 10 others, police said.

Police said the accident occurred around 6:15 a.m. local time on a highway in Babatngon town, Leyte.

The van was traveling to Tacloban City while the truck was heading for Babatngon to deliver swine at the Babatngon public market, police said.

Two were killed and three others injured in another road accident on Friday when a bus hit a motorcycle in Argao town in the central Philippine Cebu province, police said.

A female pedestrian and a passenger of a motorcycle were killed in the accident that occurred around 10 a.m. local time, according to local police.

The motorcycle driver and two other pedestrians were also injured in the accident.

Initial investigation showed that motorcycle attempted to overtake another vehicle when it was hit by a passengers bus.

In Quezon province, police said 20 people were injured when a bus crashed onto a road railing and hit a garage where two motorcycles were parked in Tagkawayan town in the southern part of the Philippine main Luzon island.

The bus was heading to Manila when the incident occurred at around 12:30 a.m. local time.

"It happened while the bus was traveling the descending curved portion of the road. Due to overspeeding, the driver lost control and accidentally hit the railings," police said.

2019.05.17 / 22:36
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