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LTFRB suspending bus firm involved in SCTEx mishap

By: - Reporter / @DYGalvezINQ
/ 11:18 PM January 31, 2019
4 die in bus-truck collision on SCTEx

SCTEx personnel and kibitzers look at the wreckage of the passenger bus that reportedly rear ended a cargo truck along the Subic-Clark-Tarlac Expressway (SCTEx) in Concepcion, Tarlac, on Thursday morning. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO

MANILA, Philippines  – The Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) on Thursday said it will issue a preventive suspension order on the bus company that was involved in a deadly accident along the Subic-Clark-Tarlac Expressway (SCTEx) in Concepcion, Tarlac.

In a statement, the LTFRB said it would issue a preventive suspension order on the bus units of Jumbo Transport Inc. after one of its tourist buses collided with a truck along SCTEX, killing five people and injuring 49 others.

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“The insurance company initially released P400,000 to cover insurance assistance of victims pending verification of all claims,” the LTRFB said.

Upon investigation, the LTFRB said that the bus firm has a tourist franchise with ten units starting July 5, 2016 and an approved route from Las Piñas to any point in Luzon.

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On Thursday morning, the ill-fated tourist bus,  which was carrying mostly government employees from Cavite, rear-ended an 18-wheeler truck along SCTEx in Barangay Santiago in Concepcion, Tarlac at around 5:20 a.m. /gsg

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