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Bus driver killed in Pangasinan road collision, 20 hurt

/ 05:07 PM August 15, 2016
A south-bound mini bus collides on Aug. 15, 2016, with a north-bound Viron bus on the bridge linking Villasis and Calasiao towns in Pangasinan province. A tricycle was hit along the way.  (Photo courtesy of the Rosales Police Station)

A south-bound mini bus collides, on Aug. 15, 2016, with a north-bound Viron bus on the bridge linking Villasis and Calasiao towns in Pangasinan province. A tricycle was hit along the way. (Photo courtesy of the Rosales Police Station)

DAGUPAN CITY, Pangasinan — A bus driver died and 20 others were injured in a collision, on Monday(Aug. 15), at the bridge linking the towns of Villasis and Rosales in Pangasinan province.

Rogelio Reyes was killed when a speeding south-bound mini-bus crashed into the north-bound Viron bus he was driving at 6:45 a.m., said Chief Insp. Brendon Palisoc, Rosales police chief.

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Reyes was taken to a hospital in Villasis town but a doctor there declared him dead on arrival.

The accident shut down both lanes of the Manila North Road, stalling north and south bound vehicles for hours.

Those injured in the accident were: Viron bus conductor Edgar Canezo and its passengers Allan Cauguiran, Francis Cauguiran, Josephine Favila, Danny Estabillo, Steve Milan, Elena May Fernando, Everlita Cena, Dominador Feceras, Flora Oca, and Edna Reyes.

Also injured were mini bus driver, Tirso dela Cruz, his bus conductor Romeo Cudiamat, and their passengers Alberto Dioquino and Danny Dioquino.

Police said the mini-bus overtook a tricycle before it smashed into the Viron bus. The tricycle was caught in the middle of the collision, hurting its occupants Imelda Dungca, Leonila Laguna, Christian Laguna, Leonita Laguna, and its driver, Jerry Dungca.  SFM

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