Friday, January 22, 2016

1 Dead, 10 Injured In A Road Accident In Palina, Kibungan, Benguet

A 55-year-old elementary school teacher died while eight students and two other teachers were injured when a truck turned upside down in Palina, Kibungan, Benguet on Thursday morning (January 21). The Philippine Daily Inquirer reported that the incident occurred around 10:00 am on said date. The teacher who perished was identified as Julieta Sibayan Danio, a resident of Poblacion, Kibungan and a teacher at the Palina Elementary School.

Two other teachers were injured. They are Daniel Pascaden and Dominga Liwayan. The eight elementary students who were also injured are Kenneth Eslao, Jayther Eslao, Penny Binbinen, Clifford Bolislis, Ruben Roach, Jorvin Acosta, Justin Sacpa, and Ruel Martin. Those injured were brought to the Benguet General Hospital (BGH) for treatment.

The group were reportedly on their way to attend a Scout Jamboree in the nearby town of Bakun when the truck malfunctioned. The driver lost control of the vehicle and it flipped over. [Sources: Inquirer, Manila Bulletin]