3 persons killed, 5 others injured in road mishap in Zambo Norte Print
Saturday, 07 July 2018 17:21

By Dan Toribio

Three persons were killed while five others were critically injured when the vehicle they were riding crashed on the side of the road in Barangay Seroan, Katipunan, Zamboanga del Norte last Thursday afternoon.

The incident took place around 3:40 p.m. when a colored green utility vehicle with plate number JVE 527 driven by Rex Abuhan y Ageas, 29, married of Barangay Seres, Katipunan, was carrying several passengers and was travelling the ascending portion of the provincial road of Seroan, Katipunan.  It was reported that the vehicle failed to ascend causing it slide back swiftly.

At this point, the driver lost control of the steering wheel causing the vehicle to directly fell on a cliff portion of the road, estimated to be five meters deep.

Jeann Adaro Quitoan, 13, a Grade 7 learner died on the spot while the seven others were injured and were later identified as Merlita Adaro Quitoan, female, 38, married; Ira Adaro Quitoan, female, 15, Grade 8 student; Rosel Hapay Gunday, 39, married; Angel Bais Encarnacion, Grade 6 student; Wilihado Ugbad Lumanda, male, 50, married; Jonilo Gumalang, male, grade 7 student, all of barangay New Rizal, Sergio Osmeña and Dina Jumawak Padayhag, female, 35, of Seroan, Katipunan.

The victims were rushed to ZANORTE Medical Center, Sicayab, Dipolog City  but Quitoan and Lumanda were pronounced declared dead on arrival by the attending physicians. – Dan Toribio