At least 26 dead as bus plunges into ravine in Philippines
At least 26 dead as bus plunges into ravine in Philippines
The brakes of the bus apparently failed as it negotiated a downhill road in Nueva Ecija province’s Carranglan town
19 April, 2017, 06:57
At least 26 people were killed and more than 20 others injured after a passenger bus plunged into a deep ravine in northern Philippines on Tuesday, police and local media reports said.
Quoting witnesses, police said the bus was overspeeding when the crash happened.
The accident occurred in a remote village in Carranglan town in Nueva Ecija province, about 150 kilometres north of Manila, according to senior police official Robert de Guzman.
Investigators were still determining the cause of the accident, he added.
At least 40 passengers, including the dead and injured, were brought up to the side of the road, he said.
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