CEBU - Three people were killed and 10 others were injured when a truck loaded with vegetables fell into a ravine in Barangay Gutlang in Argao town on Tuesday afternoon.
Based on initial investigation, the truck, driven by Edgar Piscadero, had a brake malfunction while going downhill.
The truck fell 10 feet down the ravine, with some of the passengers thrown out of the truck.
The passengers of the truck were vegetable sellers on their way to Carbon Public Market in Cebu City. Some of their children were also with them.
Authorities identified the fatalities as Jullien Piscadero, 29 years old from Uba-ob, Argao; her nephew, Jemar Piscadero, 8 years old; and 11-year-old Neri Gonzaga from Canbanwa, Argao.
Some of the victims were brought to Vicente Sotto Memorial Medical Center in Cebu City while others were brought to Isidro Kintanar Hospital in Argao.