Troops unharmed as combat vehicle falls into creek

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Friday, May 30, 2014


A TEAM of soldiers escaped unscathed when the Simba Light Combat Vehicle (LCV) they were riding fell into a creek along the highway in Zamboanga del Sur, the police reported Friday.

The Zamboanga del Sur Police Office (ZDSPO) reported that the incident took place around 10 a.m. Wednesday in the village of Picanan, Kumalarang municipality.

The police did not identify the soldiers aboard the ill-fated LCV except that they belong to the Army’s First Infantry “Tabak” Division.

Investigation showed that the LCV was in a convoy of light armor division led by a certain Captain Estidola en route to Zamboanga City from Camp Sang-an that house the Tabak Division headquarters in Labangan, Zamboanga del Sur.

The police said the LCV accidentally fell into a creek due to mechanical defect while traversing the national highway along Picanan village in Kumalarang town.

“Fortunately, the driver and other personnel were not injured. The aforementioned armored car was to be check later by the mechanics to determine if any damages incurred,” the police said. (Bong Garcia)

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