Soldier, sis dead in Zamboanga Sur road crash
PAGADIAN CITY –– A woman soldier and her sister were declared dead upon arrival at the hospital here after the motorcycle she was driving crashed into a passenger bus in Barangay Lantian, Labangan, Zamboanga del Sur at 6:30 a.m. Friday.
Chief Master Sergeant Kit Mayol of the Labangan police said Private Elmae Joy Indangan assigned at the 54th Engineering Brigade of the Philippine Army and her sister Niezel Mae Indangan, were traversing the national highway in Barangay Lantian on their way to Pagadian City when they suddenly lost balance and collided with a Rural Transit Mindanao Inc. passenger bus heading towards the opposite direction.
The two were rushed to the Zamboanga del Sur Medical Center in Pagadian City but were declared dead on arrival by attending physician Dr. Felipe Son.
Bus driver Julius Calimpong of Barangay Bag-ong Valencia, Dumingag town told the Inquirer he was shocked when the motorcycle hit the left side of the bus.
Calimpong immediately surrendered to the local police to clear his name while the bus company gave a copy of the video of the incident taken from their dash camera. (Editor: Leti Z. Boniol)
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