Saturday, April 5, 2014

2 Dead And 5 Injured In A Road Accident In Itogon, Benguet

Two people were killed while five others were seriously injured when their vehicle fell off a ravine in Loakan, Itogon, Benguet. The two fatalities were identified as Reynaldo Pas and Tita Saguid while those injured were Cirilo Blas, Eunice Blas, Aries Blas, Carmela Paz, and Mika Rufino.

The reports are conflicting with regards to the type of vehicle that fell. ABS-CBN says it's a pick-up truck while GMA News says it's a van. The vehicle came from Baguio City and was bound for the town of Kabayan in Benguet. It was reportedly carrying relatives, four of whom are Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs).
As per witnesses, the driver of the vehicle attempted to overtake a truck in front of it but while doing so, the driver lost control of the vehicle which hit a pine tree then eventually fell down a 100-meter ravine.

The injured passengers have been rushed to a nearby hospital. The authorities are now investigating the accident.

Sources: 1, 2, 3