9 dead, 21 hurt in Maguindanao road mishap-A A +A
Monday, March 18, 2013
COTABATO CITY -- At least nine people were killed and 21 others wounded in a collision between a dumptruck and a passenger van Sunday noon in Maguindanao province.
Authorities identified the fatalities as Verginia Sinarillos, 29, dumptruck driver Mike Mukkamad, Nurhaya Balindong, Jovergen Sinarillos, Haron Naro, 31, Daylinda Villavito, 25, Maria Teresa Traya, and Evangeline Papasin, 44. One passenger remains unidentified as of this posting.
According to the police report, the accident happened around 12:02 p.m.
The passenger van was enroute to Pagadian City from General Santos City when it met with the dumptruck in Sitio Double Barrel, Barangay Sarmiento, Parang, Maguindanao.
Maguindanao Provincial Police Director S/Supt. Rodelio Jocson said the dumptruck’s tire blew causing it to ram with the approaching passenger van.
The truck was loaded with sand and hollow blocks.
He said that due to impact of the collision, the van sustained the greater damage and its passengers thrown out.
Those injured, mostly passengers of the van, were immediately brought to the Cotabato Regional Medical Center for treatment. (Sunnex)