4 dead, scores hurt in bus-truck crash in SCTEx


Posted at Jan 31 2019 08:36 AM | Updated as of Jan 31 2019 03:57 PM

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Four people were killed when a tour bus carrying government employees collided with a truck along the Subic Clark Tarlac Expressway (SCTEx) on Thursday. 

The northbound tourist bus carrying government employees was moving fast when it crashed into the truck in the Concepcion, Tarlac area, said Robin Ignacio, traffic management and safety head of the adjoining North Luzon Expressway (NLEX). 

Almost all 50 bus passengers were hurt, he told radio DZMM. 

The fatalities succumbed to their injuries at the Concepcion District Hospital in Tarlac.

Investigators were still looking into whether the bus driver fell asleep or miscalculated his speed before the accident, said Ignacio. 

DZMM, 31 January 2019 ​