10 dead in Tanay tourist bus accident


Posted at Feb 20 2017 10:55 AM | Updated as of Mar 01 2018 10:06 PM

Photo courtesy of Bayan Patroller Benedict Barrachiel

(UPDATED) MANILA - At least 10 were killed in a vehicular accident involving a tourist bus in Tanay, Rizal, officials said.

Passengers of a tourist bus from Quezon City were killed after the vehicle apparently lost control and hit an electric post in the vicinity of Magnetic Hill, Peligrino Farm, Sitio Bayukan, Barangay Sampaloc in Tanay, Rizal.

Engineer Carlos Inofre, chief of Tanay Disaster Risk Reduction and Management said the bus passengers were students of Bestlink College Novaliches and were en route to a camping activity in a resort in Tanay.

The bus, with plate number TXS-325, had 50 passengers, Inofre said.

Haranah Tours Corp. (HTC) has written ABS-CBN Corp. a letter, dated February 26, 2018, saying that the bus involved in the crash was not their bus but a "tourist bus owned and operated by Panda Coach Tourist and Transport, Inc. (Panda Coach)..." 

Below is the company's press statement on the incident: