6 dead, 7 hurt as van falls into 300-meter ravine in Benguet-A A +A
Monday, January 28, 2013
MANILA -- Six people were killed while seven others were injured when a van fell into a ravine in Atok, Benguet, on Sunday, the state disaster agency said.
The National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) said the van driven by Wilbert Galino fell into an approximately 300-meter deep ravine between 1 to 2 a.m. Sunday.
The vehicle came from Mt. Province and was headed to Baguio City, the agency added.
The fatalities were identified as Lawrence Bondad, Raquel Galino, Melanie Rondalis, Kyla Rondalis, Jynnahrie Galino and Claring Abalos.
Galino, the driver, was among those injured identified as Howard Rondalis, Elmer Galino, Panganiban Galino, Fevelyn Garcia, Fritzi Bondad, and Travish Galino.
The passengers were rushed to Atok District Hospital and Benguet General Hospital, the NDRRMC said. (Emmanuel Louis Bacani/Sunnex)