7 killed in van, truck collision

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COTABATO CITY, Philippines—Seven persons were killed and 11 others were injured when a passenger van collided with a dump truck in Parang town, Maguindanao, on Sunday.

Parang Mayor Ibrahim Ibay said the van, with 19 passengers and a driver, was headed toward Pagadian City when it collided at 11:45 a.m. with the dump truck that was going toward Barangay (village) Simuay, Sultan Kudarat.

Four of the passengers died on the spot while three others expired at the Cotabato Regional and Medical Center.

Soldiers belonging to the 37th Infantry Battalion, the first responders, said the van was a total wreck.

Ibay said five of the fatalities were women, including an 8-year-old girl.—Edwin Fernandez

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  • http://twitter.com/erncastillo ern

    Panahon na para baguhin ang drivers licensing system. Ang public utility ( kasama tricycle) at heavy ay dapat may formal schooling kahit 2 years lang at magkaroon ng TESDA certificate. Pag navoid ang certificate dahil sa violations at negligence, hindi na rin qualified sa professional drivers license.

    Sa dami na ng namatay sa karsada….it’s about time.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_W7TPARCYJFCSA3PBQAM3MVZO3E kurakut

      SUPER AGREE SA SUGGESTION MO ERN. PAANO NGAYON ANG HANAP-BUHAY NG LTO GENERALS?

      • WeAry_Bat

        Marami namang de latang walang laman. Kumuha sila nuon at umupo sa kalye.

    • WeAry_Bat

      Yes, someone gave that suggestion for drivers of heavy vehicles. It’s high time commercial and public drivers be forced to show they know what safety means.

      As of now, what only separates them from other drivers is ‘Professional’ license. Ha, a number of professions like doctors, nurses, pharmacist, etc. have to go through PRC.

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