13 dead, 5 injured in Sarangani road accident

MANILA, Philippines – Thirteen people were killed and five others were injured in a road accident along a highway in a remote village in Sarangani province early Thursday morning, police reports said.

Initial reports reaching Camp Crame said that the road accident took place at around 5:30 a.m. along the national highway in Sitio Bangkerohan in Barangay Banate in Malongon town.

The reports said the accident occurred when a Mitsubishi L300 van crashed into a parked truck at the side of the road resulting to the killing most of the van’s passengers.

The victims were members of the Victory Chapel Christian Fellowship Center and were on their way to a Christmas party when the incident occurred, reports said.

The reports said that the five injured van passengers were rushed to the Southern Philippine Medical Center in Davao City to receive medical treatment.

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