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3 killed, 20 injured in South Cotabato road crash

/ 10:08 PM December 24, 2016

KORONADAL CITY – Three persons were killed and  more than 20 others were injured when a Husky Bus figured in a road crash in Polomolok, South Cotabato on Saturday afternoon.

 
One of the fatalities was declared dead on arrival while two others expired hours later. About 20 others were injured.

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Chief Inspector Hernani Gabat, police chief of Polomolok, said in a radio interview that the Husky bus (body number 2788 and license plate MVV-171) was heading to Gen. Santos City from Cotabato City.

 
The bus, driven by Rudy Danao, tried to change lanes to overtake a motorcycle with two persons on board. But there was an oncoming motorbike so the bus returned to its lane while approaching Crossing Highway in Barangay Bentong Sulit, Polomolok at 3 p.m.

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However, the driver lost control of the steering wheel, causing the bus to turn turtle.

Its roof was detached after it turned upside down and pinned down a motorist on the right side of the highway.

 
“The bus was speeding, very fast, may be more than 100 kilometers per hour,” a witness said.

 
The accident happened after a brief rain, which made the road slippery, Gabat said.

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