11 killed, including 3 year old, in Misamis Oriental truck crash

Agence France-Presse

Posted at Jan 13 2022 07:35 PM

MANILA — At least 11 people were killed after a small truck packed with people, including children, overturned in Misamis Oriental, police said Thursday. 

The vehicle was traveling to a beachside resort in Balingasag town on Wednesday when the driver lost control after the brakes apparently failed on a downhill section of road.

Around 50 people were crammed into the truck, most of them in the open tray, when it veered off the road and into a tree. 

The vehicle then flipped over onto a pile of rocks, Balingasag municipal police chief Maj. Teodoro De Oro said.

Eleven people were killed, including a three-year-old child, De Oro said, adding police were seeking to confirm another three deaths.

Scores of other passengers were injured, including a dozen children. The driver, who was also hurt and tried to hide after receiving medical treatment, was arrested and will face charges.

The vehicle was part of a convoy of three trucks but the other two were not involved in the accident, De Oro said. 


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