2 dead, 8 hurt as truck overturns in Aurora


Posted at May 24 2013 05:27 PM | Updated as of May 25 2013 01:27 AM

MANILA, Philippines -- Two people were killed while eight others were wounded after the truck they were riding overturned in Barangay Dinadiawan, Dipaculao, Aurora Thursday night.

Police said the Isuzu forward truck, which was supposed to deliver rice to Talavera, Nueva Ecija, encountered engine trouble along kilometer 2.

The driver then lost control of the vehicle, causing it to slam into a coconut tree and turn on its side.

The fatalities were identified as Robert Buenavista and Licson Popular. They were declared dead on the spot. -- Report from Chris Pascual, dzMM