5 hurt in head-on collision

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Sunday, August 10, 2014


FIVE people were injured in a head-on collision of two vehicles in the province of Zamboanga del Norte, the police said Sunday.

Zamboanga del Norte Police Director James Mejia identified the victims as Margery Calapiz, 45; Albert Bongcawel, 27; Bevelyn Sailama, 37; Lolita Bongcawel, 53; and Alberto Bongcawel, 53.

Mejia said the incident took place around 1 p.m. Friday along the national highway in the village of Upper Denuyan, Siayan, Zamboanga Del Norte.

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Investigation showed the two vehicles driven by Calapiz and (Albert) Bongcawel collided while traveling on opposite directions when the former encroached the lane of the latter.

The other two Bongcawels and Sailama were all passengers of the vehicle driven by (Albert) Bongcawel.

All of them sustained injuries and were rushed to the hospital for treatment, Mejia said. (Bong Garcia)

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