12 people injured in highway accident

THIRTEEN people, including a six-year-old girl, were injured in a vehicular accident along the highway of Zamboanga Sibugay, the police reported Tuesday.

Superintendent Rogelio Alabata, Police Regional Office-Zamboagna Peninsula spokesman, disclosed the incident occurred around 9 a.m. Monday in the village of Nazareth, Kabasalan municipality.

Alabata identified the victim as the following: Fernando Manera, driver, Irenefe Torefranca, 52, Noel Torefrana, 52, Petchie Bartolome, 34, Ronelo Laquinon, 49, Norleen Dumrique, Fe Laquinon, 75, Kurby Bartolome, 13, Kurt Kobey Bartolome, 14, Justin Parenas, 13, Luke Mib Laquinon, nine and Jainara Parenas, six.

Alabata said investigation showed the victims were aboard a truck driven by Manera travelling from Lanao del Norte to Siocon, Zamboanga del Norte.

Manera lost control of the steering wheel and bumped a parked motorcycle and crashed on a waiting shed that resulted to the injury of his passengers.

Alabata said Manera and his passengers were rushed to the hospital for treatment. (Bong Garcia/Sunnex)
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