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6 hurt as bus avoids bicycle rider, falls into canal in Bacolod

By: - Correspondent / @carlagomezINQ
/ 04:22 PM April 01, 2015

BACOLOD CITY, Philippines—Six persons were hurt on Wednesday morning when a Ceres passenger bus fell into a canal in Barangay (village) Mansilingan, Bacolod City, Negros Occidental.

Bus driver Junjun Lumantang, 37, was trying to avoid a bike rider that swerved in to the path of the bus that came from San Carlos City to Bacolod about 8:30 a.m.

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As a result, the bus fell into the canal, said Senior Inspector Jeovel Sedel, Bacolod police station 7 chief.

Biker Celedonio Bayles, 75, suffered minor injuries when he fell on the ground after losing his balance on his bike, said Sedel.

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Five bus passengers were hurt and complained of body aches, he added. SFM/AC

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