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Apayao mayor, security aide killed in Ilocos Norte road accident

By: - Correspondent / @leiadrianoINQ
/ 01:31 PM June 22, 2013

LAOAG CITY, Philippines—Mayor Betty Verzola of Luna, Apayao, and her security aide died while three others, including her vice mayor, were hurt when their van crashed into a tree as it avoided a water buffalo in Pagudpud, Ilocos Norte, early Saturday, police said.

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Inspector Swerte Ubungen, deputy police chief of Pagudpud, said the van’s driver, Jun Ildefonso, avoided hitting a carabao on the Barangay Pasaleng section of the highway, causing him to lose control of the wheel. Verzola’s group came from a conference in Baguio City and was on its way home to Apayao when the accident happened at 1:20 a.m.

Police said Verzola, 62, died while being taken to the Bangui District Hospital. Her security aide, Marlon Taclibon, also died in the accident.

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Vice Mayor Josephine Bangsil, Lilibeth Agustin and Ildefonso were injured and taken to a hospital in Batac City.

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