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Six killed in Cebu road accident

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Six killed in Cebu road accident

/ 04:06 PM April 10, 2014

MANILA, Philippines- At least six people aboard a truck were killed when their vehicle rammed into a house in Barangay (village) Guadalupe, Carcar City Cebu noon Thursday, a radio report said.

The report said the truck carrying 30 passengers with cows and livestock lost its brake while maneuvering a downhill curve and hit a house past 12 noon this Thursday.

The report added that the truck hit a concrete fence then rammed a house injuring its drivers and passengers before it overturned.

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Initial investigation said the fatalities were squished by the animals when they were overthrown from the truck.

Some passengers died on the spot while other injured passengers were immediately brought to Carcar Provincial Hospital.

Police authorities have yet to identify the casualties.

On Tuesday, statistics of the Philippine National Police-Highway Patrol Group showed that road accidents were higher this year compared to same period last year.

It cited that mechanical defects and poor vehicle maintenance are among the reasons of vehicular accidents.

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