DTI exec, 3 others hurt in accident

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Sunday, July 13, 2014


A TOP official of the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) and three other personnel of the agency were wounded when the vehicle they were riding turned turtle along the highway in Zamboanga del Sur, the police said Sunday.

The police identified the victims as DTI-Zamboanga del Sur Provincial Director Ma. Socorro Atay and her two office staffs Crisvil Sarsalejo, and Judith Guatno, and the office driver, Maynard Fernandez, 39.

The accident occurred around 10:20 p.m. Friday at Sitio Tiniguiban in the village of Poblacion, Kumalarang, Zamboanga Del Sur, said the police.

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The police added that the victims were traveling from Zamboanga City en route to Pagadian City when the vehicle they were riding turned upside down and fell into a ditch at the side of the road, resulting in the injury of the four DTI personnel.

The police, quoting Atay, said the road was very slippery since it was raining at that time when they met the accident.

The victims were brought to a hospital in Pagadian City, Zamboanga del Sur, the police said. (Bong Garcia)

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