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7 dead, 1 hurt in Batangas road accident

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7 dead, 1 hurt in Batangas road accident

By: - Correspondent / @marraherikaINQ
/ 06:54 PM March 19, 2017
Road crash (INQUIRER.NET FILE PHOTO)

Road crash (INQUIRER.NET FILE PHOTO)

BATANGAS CITY — Seven people, including a 10-year-old child, died while one was in critical condition in a road accident in Santo Tomas town in Batangas province Saturday night, police said Sunday.

Senior Inspector Erickson Go, the Santo Tomas deputy police chief, quoting investigations, said Rodolfo Mandac Jr. was driving a 10-wheeler aluminum wing van along President Laurel Highway bound for Tanauan City, when the vehicle rammed into an approaching Toyota Corolla driven by Romeo Abarientos in Barangay (village) San Roque about 9:45 p.m.

Victims Cesar Almario, 16; Paul Aldrin Geroy, 16; Gerald Dellomos, 22;  Deniel Abarete, 16; Romeo Abarientos, 26; and Jerome Abarientos, 10, all residents of Barangay San Miguel, also in Sto. Tomas, died in the collision, he said. Police have not identified another victim who was also killed in the accident.

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Wounded and still in critical condition was victim Aljay Torres, 17.

Investigations revealed that the Corolla occupied the opposite lane when it bumped into the wing van.

The van driver Mandac, who was unharmed, is now under the custody of Sto. Tomas police.  SFM

Santo Tomas town, Batangas (Wikipedia maps)

Santo Tomas town, Batangas (Wikipedia maps)

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