19 hurt in van-truck collision in North Cotabato
MAKILALA, North Cotabato – At least 19 persons were injured when a Toyota Hi-Ace commuter van collided with a cargo truck along the Cotabato-Davao highway here around 4 a.m. Monday.
Among those injured were the drivers of the van and the truck, a report from the Makilala police showed.
The report said the Davao City-bound van, loaded with passengers, was being driven by Milagro Soberano.
Soberano reportedly tried to overtake a vehicle but failed to see the incoming truck driven by Rico Altabarino on the opposite lane. The collision left the van in wreck.
Aside from the truck and van drivers, also injured were Rowel Biason, Jenifer Patron,22, Vichie Islabon, Gigato Judieza, 20, Benryll de Leon, 19, Dolly Cobita, 37, Magbilin Jr, 47, Al D. Sudang, 19, Offelia Pulido, 57, Ellen Vira Belvis, 34, Rose May Tayontong, 24, Chervie C. Bantoy, 29, Archie Janea, 31, Riezeveel Janea,32, Zander Von Bislon, 25, George Bascon, 25 and May Rose Catone, 28, all of Mlang, North Cotabato.
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