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1 killed, 6 injured in Quezon smashup

Policemen inspect the vehicles involved in the smashup along the Maharlika Highway in Tayabas, Quezon yesterday morning. MICHELLE ZOLETA

TAYABAS CITY , Philippines   – Members of Iglesia Ni Cristo attending their centennial countdown and medical outreach mission here got stranded when nine vehicles figured in a smashup along the Maharlika Highway at the Tayabas-Lucena City boundary yesterday morning, leaving one dead and six wounded.

Police said a trailer truck lost control, causing the smashup with four buses and four other vehicles.

Police identified the fatality as Delfin Velasco, 54, and those injured as Ligaya Bayona, 60, and her daughter Ellie Rose, Raymond Concepcion, John Martoni, Mylene Maala and her daughter Dominga.

The mishap caused heavy traffic stretching for about 20 kilometers, stranding motorists traveling from Sariaya to Pagbilao town.

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