2 dead, 9 injured in Albay road accident
GUINOBATAN, Albay—Two persons died while nine other persons were seriously injured after a dump truck loaded with sand collided with six vehicles in Barangay Quitago in Guinobatan, Albay, late Tuesday afternoon.
The accident occurred in Sitio Kangao, Barangay Quitago around 5:30 p.m., said Superintendent Marlo Meneses, Albay police chief.
He said the six vehicles smashed by the ten-wheeler truck included four motorcycles, a tricycle and a van.
Meneses identified the fatalities as Aliza Daza, 10 and Michael Pante, age unknown.
Initial investigation showed Daza was dead on the spot after being thrown off the motorcycle she rode with her grandfather Rodrigo Murillo.
Investigation is ongoing as to how Pante was killed in the accident.
“It happened too fast. I heard a loud sound and after that i saw my granddaughter lifeless, her body was run over by the truck which came from the opposite lane, said Murillo who was among those injured.
Meneses said the truck driver, Joey Salvador, claimed the truck had faulty break mechanism.
Salvador was injured but would be detained after treatment, said Meneses.
Police have yet to identify the seven other persons injured.
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