2 die, 22 hurt in bus mishap PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, 03 May 2011 17:06

Two persons die, while 22 others were injured when a Rural Transit bus turned turtle along the highway in RT Lim municipality, Zamboanga Sibugay last Sudnay night.

Police Regional Office-9 Director Chief Supt. Elpidio De Asis disclosed that the highway mishap took place in Barangay Silingan, RT Lim around 7 p.m.

De Asis said the bus bearing body number 9350 driven by Vergil Reyes was on its way to Zamboanga City when Reyes tried to avoid hitting an incoming motorcycle when the bus swerved and turned turtle at an ascending part of the highway.

A police report disclsoed that the bus was running on high speed when it turned turtle with Reyes losing control of the steering wheel.

The passengers who were killed on the spot were identified as Alex Camsa and Romeo Mariano, both married and residents of Parang, Maguindanao, Impasugong, Bukidnon, respectively. They sustained broken bones.

The 22 injured including Reyes and the bus conductor were taken to the different hospitals in RT Lim and Ipil, Zamboanga Sibugay.

Police were still investigating the case while the wrecked bus was kept temporarily for proper disposition. — Dan Toribio Jr.