5 dead, 38 injured as passenger truck fell to a deep ravine in Mt. Province – PNP

MANILA, Philippines – five persons were killed and 38 others were injured after a truck doubling as a pessenger vehicle fell off to a deep ravine in a remote hinterland village of Mountain Province on Saturday evening, police reports said Sunday.

Reports reaching the PNP central operations center in Camp Crame said that vehicular incident took place at around 7:45 pm Saturday long the Halsema Hi-way in Sitio Lukib, Monamon sur, Bauko town of said province.

The reports said that an Isuzu ELF truck with about 43 passengers on board was negotiating the said hi-way when it accidentally fell off to an 80 meter deep ravine, killing five passengers on the spot.

The injured passengers were rescued by nearby residents and responding policemen and where brought to different hospitals for medical treatment, the  reports said. Police are now investigating the cause of the said incident.

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