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15 dead as truck falls off cliff in Negros Oriental

Gilbert Bayoran - The Philippine Star
15 dead as truck falls off cliff in Negros Oriental
Rescuers retrieve the bodies of the victims at the crash site in Mabinay, Negros Oriental yesterday.
STAR / File

MANILA, Philippines — Fifteen people were killed while two others were injured after a truck fell into a ravine in Mabinay, Negros Oriental yesterday afternoon.

Based on initial police investigation, an Isuzu Canter truck was on its way to Bayawan City when the driver lost control of the steering wheel at a sharp curve. The vehicle fell off a cliff along the national highway of Sitio Tubod in Barangay Bulwang.

Ten of the fatalities were identified by the police as Jun Jun Magos, Peding Desipolo, a certain Lindo, a certain Leo, a certain Jimboy, Jr. Disipulo, a certain Marlon, Ric Ric Disipolo, Dodoy Magos and Allan Flores, all residents of La Libertad, Negros Oriental.

All of those killed were livestock buyers.

The two passengers who suffered serious injuries are being treated at the Mabinay Community Hospital.

Some of the passengers were reported to have been pinned to death.

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