Print Edition - 2017-04-19  |  World News Digest

At least 26 killed in Philippine bus plunge

- Agencies, MANILA

Apr 19, 2017-

At least 26 people were killed and 21 injured when a passenger bus crashed into a deep ravine in the mountainous northern Philippines on Tuesday, authorities said. The bus plunged about 24 metres (80 feet) in the upland province of Nueva Ecija before noon after its brakes failed while travelling on a winding road, police and local officials said. Authorities were still investigating the cause of the accident but Carranglan Mayor Mary Abad told ABS-CBN television there were 60 passengers onboard although the bus had a capacity of only 45. Abad added the wounded, some of whom sustained critical injuries, were rushed to nearby hospitals. President Rodrigo Duterte’s spokesman Ernesto Abella expressed condolences to the families of the victims and said those responsible would be held accountable.

Published: 19-04-2017 09:40

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