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19 dead as bus plunges off Philippines cliff

    22 March, 2018 12:00 AM printer

19 dead as bus plunges off Philippines cliff

MANILA: Nineteen people were killed and 21 others injured when a bus veered off the road and plunged down a ravine in the central Philippines, police said Wednesday.

The bus was heading to the capital Manila when it crashed through the railing of a bridge on Mindoro island late Tuesday, said regional police spokeswoman Imelda Tolentino.

“The survivors said the driver lost control of the vehicle and that is why it fell,” she told AFP.

“Police are investigating why the driver lost control—whether there was mechanical trouble or the driver fell asleep,” she said.


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