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7 die in Agusan del Sur road mishap

/ 08:14 AM January 19, 2020
7 die agusan del sur accident

The body of a child lies beside the sidecar of a motorcycle that fell downhill from a national highway in Prosperidad, Agusan del Sur on Saturday, Jan. 18, 2020. (Photo from Agusan del Sur police)

MANILA, Philippines — Seven people, most of them relatives including a one-year-old child, died after the vehicle they were riding was accidentally hit by a pickup truck and fell downhill from a road in Prosperidad town, Agusan del Sur.

According to a report from Agusan del Sur police, a Nissan Navarra was traveling from Barangay Patin-ay heading towards Barangay Poblacion on Saturday, while the victims along with two other passengers were onboard a Honda TMX 155 with a sidecar traversing the opposite direction.

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Upon reaching the national highway in Purok 6 Taglimaw at about 10:50 a.m., the Nissan Navarra accidentally swerved to the left portion of the road and hit the Honda TMX 155.

Both vehicles fell downhill at the side of the national highway.

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Police identified the fatalities as Dionesio, Imelda, Jenalyn, Bernadeth, and three-year-old Sabrena Daga-ang Dahili; five-year-old Stephany Hular Dahili, and one-year-old Ysia Banque. They all died on the spot.

Two others aged seven and five years old, as well as a passenger of the Nissan Navarra, were injured and were immediately rushed to a nearby hospital.

Police said the driver of the Nissan Navarra was unharmed. He was brought to the custody of the Prosperidad Municipal Police Station.

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