Rescue workers and firefighters prepare to lift a firetruck that fell on its side in Barangay Payatas A on Wednesday night.
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4 hurt as firetruck turns over
Romina Cabrera (The Philippine Star) - April 26, 2019 - 12:00am

MANILA, Philippines — Four persons were injured when a firetruck toppled over and hit three tricycles in Quezon City on Wednesday night.

Probers said the firetruck’s brakes failed along Sampaguita Extension in Barangay Payatas A at around 9 p.m. as its crew was on the way to respond to a fire in Barangay Bagong Silangan. Senior Fire Officer  1 Arididon Santos, 33, was driving the vehicle.

The truck hit and dragged three tricycles until it fell on its side. 

Alfonso Ibajo, 49; Centeno Merlito, 53; Iballo Alvin, 49, and Jesus Frial, 37, were rushed to different hospitals for medical treatment.

The fire reached first alarm and was put out at around 9:30 p.m.          

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