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2 Korean tourists, local driver hurt in Cebu road accident


03:57 PM February 18th, 2013

By: Jhunnex Napallacan, February 18th, 2013 03:57 PM

CEBU CITY, Philippines–Two Korean tourists and a Filipino driver were injured Sunday afternoon when their tourist van slammed into the rear of a Ceres bus in Borbon town, Cebu.

The victims–Seong Hee Yoon, 25, his female companion Nam Gukhe, 26; and Filipino driver Glicerio Muñez–were brought to a hospital in Cebu City after the accident in Sitio (sub-village) Lamac, Barangay (village) Don Gregorio at past 4 p.m. Sunday.

Senior Police Officer 2 Owen Baticuang, desk officer of the Borbon police station, said the victims were on board a Nissan Urvan (plate no. GWZ 974) bound for Cebu City after a tour of the spots in Bogo City when the accident happened.

The van was traveling along the national highway in Borbon, some 78 kilometers north of Cebu City, when a Ceres bus (GXV 379) in front of them suddenly stopped to pick up a passenger.

The van rammed the rear of the bus because there was supposedly not enough time for Muñez to hit the brakes.

No one was hurt among bus passengers but the two Koreans and the driver were injured.

Muñez, 48 from Babag 2, Lapu-Lapu City, reportedly sustained a fracture in the leg. The two Koreans also sustained injuries in different parts of the body. The Borbon town ambulance brought the three to a hospital in Sogod town, but they were later transferred to Cebu City, Bacuna said.

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