3 family members killed as trike, van collide Print
Friday, 15 December 2017 16:59

Three family members were killed while three others were injured when a fully-loaded tricycle burst into flames after colliding with a public utility van along the Manicahan portion of Maria Clara Lobregat (MCLL) Highway  last Wednesday afternoon.

The fatalities were identified as Jackaria Sawajaan Sakandal, 35, his wife Berkis, 33 and their daughter Amani, 6.

Three others were injured:  Patricia Sawajaan Sakandal, 15; Gapol Sawajaan Sakandal, 11 and Nico Sali Gagaring, 19.

Prior to the incident, both vehicles loaded with passengers were travelling towards opposite directions along the MCLL Highway.

Upon reaching Sitio Asinan in Barangay Manicahan, the van encroached on the opposite lane, hitting the tricycle, causing its driver to lose control of the steering bar.

The tricycle was thrown to the side of the road,  hit an electric post, and immediately burst into flames.

Three of the tricycle’s passengers, identified as Jacaria, Berkis and Amani were killed on the spot.

Three other tricycle passengers sustained injuries on different parts of their body.

The report identified the tricycle’s driver as Jacaria Sawajaan Sakandal, 35 years old, married.  Sakandal’s tricycle was loaded with family members identified as Berkis, 33; Amani, 6; Patricia, 15; Gapol, 11 and Nico Sali Gagaring, 19.

The victims are residents of Campo Islam and came from Lubigan when the incident took place.

The utility van driver was identified as Sayyid Mustafa Dayuday Hadjail, 30 years old, married and a resident of Sto Niño.

Persons aboard the van were identified as

Abusuhod Daming Ajibul, the van conductor,29 years old, single of Barangay Sto. Niño,  and passengers  Ronald Andota Dumulong,

24 years old, single of pobacion Cabasalan, Zamboanga Sibugay Province, Reynaldo

Ponjungan Asnawi, 39 years old single of Pobacion Cabasalan, Zamboanga Sibugay

Province,   Susan   Punjongan   Pandita,   18   years   old,   single   of   Pobacion   Cabasalan, Zamboanga Sibugay Province, Khalid Yasin Sabturani, 47 years old of Barangay Muti, Zamboanga City, Rahiyan Yasin  Sabturani, 10 years  old,  married  of Barangay Muti, Zamboanga  City,   Sharifa Yasin   Sabturani,  40   years  old, married,  Junelyn   Gonzales Reyes, Rajakana Kangal Majid, 42 years old, married of Barangay Vitali, Zamboanga City And Mercedita Endoreyes, 36 years old, married of Barangay Vitali.

Hadjail and Ajibul surrendered to authorities while the injured passengers were brought to the Zamboanga City Medical Center for treatment.  (Dan Toribio)