Teacher dies in car accident in Koronadal City

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Friday, December 21, 2012

KIDAPAWAN CITY – A public school teacher, who was to visit her soldier-husband assigned in a devastated province of Compostela Valley, died in a highway accident at dawn Thursday.

Cecile Maliga, a teacher from Barangay Matlong, Banga, South Cotabato, sustained serious head injuries and declared dead on arrival at the South Cotabato provincial hospital in Koronadal City.

Her six year old son survived the accident that happened in Barangay Sta Cruz, Koronadal City.

Investigation showed that the van was heading for Koronadal City from Banga when it overtook two hauler trucks and a tricycle when its driver lost control of the steering wheel.

Che Mangubat, another passenger, said Maliga was to visit her husband assigned with the 66th Infantry Battalion stationed in New Panay, Compostela Valley when the accident happened.

Maliga's husband could not come home for a Christmas vacation because he was busy helping flood victims in Compostela so she decided to visit him with her son when the accident happened.

The passenger van, with three passengers, turned turtle and fell into a 30-meter deep ravine.

The unidentified driver and another passenger also suffered minor injuries. (PNA)

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