Boy killed, 13 others injured as bus slams concrete barrier

A SEVEN year old boy was killed and 14 others were injured when a mini-bus slammed a concrete barrier in Sual, Pangasinan, Tuesday morning, police reports said.

Initial reports reaching Camp Crame identified the lone fatality in the said mishap as 7-year old Christian Dawal.

Dawal is the among the passenger of a Mhel Ben mini-bus (AWA-415) that figured in an accident at around 9:40am along the national highway in Brgy. Caoyan in Sual, reports said.

The reports said the bus, driven by Cristobal Ibasan, incurred a mechanical defect forcing the driver to loose control of the bus and bump a concrete drainage barrier at the said.

As a result, the driver, conductor and 13 passengers of said bus sustained injuries and were rushed to Western Pangasinan Dist Hosp, Alaminos City for med treatment, reports said.

However, the reports said one of the passenger, Dawal was pronounced dead on arrival at the said hospital by attending physician.

Police are investigating the cause of the accident.

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