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Wayward truck leaves 1 dead, 4 injured in Laguna

/ 11:20 AM February 11, 2014

CAMP PACIANO RIZAL, Laguna-A 16-year-old was killed, while four other people were injured after four vehicles fi,gured in a road accident in Calamba City, Laguna early Tuesday.

Superintendent Marvin Saro, Calamba City police chief,  identified the fatality as Abegail San Pablo, a resident of Barangay (village) Puting Lupa in Calamba City.

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Injured were Zenaida Gonzaga, 47, and Christian Mendoza, 34, both residents of Calamba City, Filipina Benedicto,33, from Rosario, Batangas, and Maria Corazon Adarlo, 25, from Batangas City.

In a text message, Saro said the victims were on a passenger jeepney bound for Laguna when their vehicle was hit on its rear by a wayward 10-wheeler truck around 7:30 a.m. along the national road in Barangay (village) Turbina.

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The truck also hit a shuttle bus and a tricycle before hitting a stop.

The police arrested the truck driver identified as Redulme Mosuela, who claimed losing control of the brakes.

The police are still in the area conducting an investigation.

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