Fatalities in Cebu road accident identified | Inquirer News

Fatalities in Cebu road accident identified

/ 02:53 PM January 17, 2013

MANILA, Philippines—Authorities identified Thursday the 10 fatalities in Wednesday’s road accident involving a truck and a passenger bus in Cebu.

Police Officer 2 Dionisio Trumata of Naga police said the tragedy occurred on the National Highway of Sitio Gaway Gaway in Barangay (village) Uling, Naga City, Cebu around 4:45 p.m. when a Prime Mover truck (GUF 405) rammed a VT Trans bus (GWH 253) carrying 56 passengers.

The truck, driven by Antonio Omacay, was going downhill towards Cebu City when it allegedly lost its brakes, causing it to ram the left side of the passenger bus driven by Jimmy Limoran that was travelling along the opposite lane on its way to Toledo City.


“The Prime Mover truck dragged the bus for about 15 meters,” Trumata said.


The accident eventually killed 10 people, including Omacay, 40.

The other fatalities that were said to be from the bus were identified as follows:

Lyle Carmitaa, 15;

Emmanuel Gaudisi, 28;

Almera Pamandanan, 36;

Cayetana Fernandez, legal age;


Dionny Pajamutan, legal age;

Julie Pajamutan, legal age

Melvin Constanilla, legal age;

Lilita Etang, 51;

and a still unidentified male victim estimated to be around 21 years old.

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Meanwhile, at least 39 others were said to have been injured, including the bus driver.

TAGS: Cebu, News, Regions, Road accident

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