7 teachers injured in road mishap

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Monday, March 31, 2014


SEVEN elementary school teachers in Bacolod City were injured when their rented public utility jeepney fell into a canal at Barangay Cabatangan, Talisay City, Negros Occidental Saturday morning.

Police identified the victims as Eden Rose Sobremisano, 33, of Zone 15, Talisay City, Joan de Paula, 40, Lalaine Aclaon, 58, Grace Domingo, 24, Jimmy Castillo, 47, a certain Rosemarie, 38, all of Barangay Bata, Bacolod City and Daisy Morin, 32, Barangay Singcang, Bacolod City.

Police Officer 3 Michael McDowell, case investigator of Talisay City Police Station, on Sunday said the group of teachers rented the public utility jeepney of Edmundo Sembrano, 61, of Barangay Bata, Bacolod City in going to Campuestohan Resort, Talisay City.

He said at around 8 a.m, while they were traversing a hilly portion of Barangay Cabatangan, Talisay City, the engine stopped and the vehicle moved backward.

Sembrano lost control and the vehicle fell into a canal. There were 14 to 16 passengers, and seven of them sustained minor injuries and were rushed to a Bacolod City hospital.

The Talisay City police is still conducting further investigation on the said incident.

Published in the Sun.Star Bacolod newspaper on March 31, 2014.

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