THREE people were killed while 32 others, including eight children, were injured in a head-on collision on Saturday, December 30, in the province of Zamboanga del Norte, the police reported.
The Zamboanga del Norte police reported the incident happened around 4 p.m. along the highway of Gatas village in the municipality of Kalawit.
The police said most of the victims were aboard a passenger jeep traveling from Ipil, Zamboanga Sibugay from Liloy, Zamboanga del Norte that collided with a cargo vehicle traveling on opposite direction.
The cargo vehicle was traveling from La Libertad, Zamboanga del Norte to Ipil, Zamboanga Sibugay at the time of the incident, the police said.
The police said one of the three fatalities was the driver of the cargo vehicle.
The police said the injured victims were hospitalized.