Tuesday August 14, 2018

Soldier dies, 27 hurt in road crash

A SOLDIER died while 27 others were wounded when their truck flipped over and crashed at the center of the highway in Zamboanga Sibugay.

The fatality was identified as Glen Lumacad, 27, of the Army’s 35th Infantry Battalion (IB). He expired en route to the hospital.

Chief Superintendent Edwin De Ocampo, deputy regional director for administration, said the accident happened around 12:20 a.m. Saturday, April 21, in Purok 5 in Barangay (village) Mirangan, Siay town.

Those injured included troops of the same battalion, 9th Forward Support Service Unit of the Army Support Command and five military dependents. They were taken to a medical center in Zamboanga City.

He said the victims were aboard an M35A3 truck driven by Private First Class Javier Monte 26 that was traveling from Zamboanga City to Pagadian City.

Monte allegedly lost control of the steering wheel as the vehicle reached a rough and uneven portion of the highway. (SunStar Philippines)