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2 killed, 19 hurt as bus rams electric post on way to Baguio

By: - Correspondent / @kquitasolINQ
/ 09:05 PM January 22, 2018

Published: 6:00 p.m., Jan. 22 , 2018 | Updated: 9:05 p.m., Jan. 22, 2018

BAGUIO CITY — A Victory Liner bus bound for this city on Monday afternoon rammed an electric post on Marcos Highway in Benguet province, killing its conductor and a passenger, and injuring 19 others, according to the Tuba Municipal Police Station said.

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Bus conductor Joseph Ryan Mesana and Melba Suarez were killed instantly when the bus crashed into the post on the national highway in Tuba town in Benguet at about 1:30 p.m., Chief Insp. James Acod, Tuba police chief, said.

The bus driver, Maximo Alday Jr., is under police custody and faces charges of double homicide and multiple physical injuries, Acod said.

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Following are the names the injured:

  • Lovely Angeles, 23
  • Rose Marie Buena, 37
  • Carmina Cabantoc, 23
  • Gianne Colleen Catacutan, 19
  • Marilyn Eby, 42
  • Charito Lobo, 23
  • Gemma Lososos, 18
  • Mary Jane Lucas, 30
  • Ricky Joy Malibang, 29
  • Leilanie Pamdi, 45
  • Brenden Pearce, 28
  • Dimple Pearce, 19
  • Sheila Perez, 37
  • Ralph Bryan Rojel, 25
  • Danilo Sagipen, 54
  • Marilou Sagipen, 53
  • Teofilo Singco, 45
  • Lyra Taniala, 53
  • Rebecca Valencia, 65

They were treated at the Baguio General Hospital and Medical Center. /atm

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TAGS: Baguio General Hospital, Benguet, bus, Electric Post, Marcos Highway, Office of Civil Defense, Road accident, Victory Liner
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