3 dead, scores injured as bus falls off bridge

THREE persons were killed and at least 18 others were injured after a passenger bus fell off a bridge in a remote village in Misamis Oriental on Tuesday afternoon, police reported Wednesday.

The Philippine National Police (PNP) said the driver of the Bachelor Express passenger bus, with body number 3946, lost control while crossing a bridge in Barangay Pook in Talisayan town.

The reports said two passengers died on the spot, while its driver, Dwight Catig, died while being treated at the Northern Mindanao Center in Cagayan de Oro City.

Investigators said the bus driver tried to avoid two persons crossing the road. The bus swerved and fell off the bridge as a result. Anthony Vargas

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