Bus falls into ravine in Philippines, at least 4 killed

15:08, August 29, 2010      

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At least four people were killed and dozens of other passengers were injured when a bus fell into a ravine in southern Luzon early Sunday, police said.

Initial report reaching Camp Crame headquarters in Quezon City, Metro Manila, showed that the bus, which came from Tacloban, Leyte province and was bound for Metro Manila, lost break along the highway in Silangang Malicboy village, Pagbilao town in Quezon province at around 2:30 a.m. local time, and fell into the ravine beside the highway.

Police said that four unidentified passengers were declared dead on the spot, while the 36 other passengers who were injured were immediately sent to a nearby hospital.

Severe road accidents involving multiple casualties are common in the Philippines due to poor road conditions, lack of maintenance of vehicles, overspeeding, drunk driving, etc.

Earlier this month, a bus fell into a ravine in Benguet province, killing 41 people on board. In another road tragedy which occurred in mid-June this year, a bus fell off a ravine in the central Philippine province of Cebu, killing at least 20 people and injuring 30 others.

Source: Xinhua

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