2 dead, 18 hurt in Abra road mishap
Artemio Dumlao (The Philippine Star) - December 10, 2019 - 12:00am

BAGUIO CITY, Philippines — Two persons died and 18 others were injured when a truck fell on its side in Barangay Aloa, Tineg, Abra on Sunday.

Marites Inon, 43, and  Madelyn Paingan, 33, died while being treated in a hospital.   

The truck had around 30 passengers, mostly beneficiaries of the government’s Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program who had just received their cash grant, and were on their way to Barangay Caganayan when the accident occurred.

The truck driver, Henrito Tubac, said he lost control of the wheel when the brake malfunctioned.

The Department of Social Welfare and Development set up an assistance desk for the victims.          

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