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Ex-Marinduque mayor dies in road accident

/ 10:31 AM October 07, 2016
Motorcycle crash (RADYO INQUIRER FILE PHOTO/ JONG MANLAPAZ)

Motorcycle crash (RADYO INQUIRER FILE PHOTO/ JONG MANLAPAZ)

SAN PEDRO CITY, Laguna — A former mayor of Torrijos town in Marinduque province died after his motorcycle was hit by a passenger bus on Thursday, police said.

Gil Briones, 72, died in the hospital at 8 a.m., more than an hour after the accident, said Insp. Mikhail Valeroso, Torrijos police chief.

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Valeroso, in a phone interview, said Briones visited his wife’s grave at the town cemetery in Barangay (village) Poblacion and was driving his motorcycle when he was hit by a Jac Liner bus at 6:40 a.m.

Due to the impact, Briones was thrown off his motorcycle and hit the road gutter. The bus driver, Jeville Siplao, surrendered to the police.

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Briones served as Torrijos mayor from 2007. After completing three terms, he ran and won as town councilor in this year’s elections.  SFM/rga

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