Monday, January 18, 2010

19 killed in Zamboanga road accident

ZAMBOANGA SIBUGAY, Philippines (Mindanao Examiner / January 18, 2010) – At least 19 people were killed and many injured after the truck they were riding overturned in Zamboanga del Sur province in the southern Philippines, police and military reports said.

The reports said the weekend road accident occurred in the village of Kapatagan in the coastal town of Vincenzo A. Sagun.

The truck was carrying at least four dozen passengers when its driver lost control of the wheel and the truck overturned and rolled several times killing instantly at least a dozen people and the rest did not reach the hospital alive. It was unknown whether the driver was among those killed.

Police said the slippery road could be a factor to the accident. Monsoon rains continue the past days in many parts of the southern Philippines.

Weather experts spotted a low pressure area 300 kilometers off Mindanao.

The Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services said Monday that Mindanao will experience widespread rains over the southern and western part of the region which may also trigger flashfloods and landslides. (Mindanao Examiner)

1 comment:

john..... said...

whenever i come across an incident regarding road accidents i can not control myself from giving tips about how to avoid these type of misfortune. but in this perspective, the post written by the author is very explaining and interesting as well. it must act as an eye opener for those who think that rules are made to be broken or that they are above any rules and regulations, what do you think we should raise campaigns against the recklessness of drivers and the safety measures which ought to be taken while driving.