1 dead, 12 hurt in van accident


LA TRINIDAD, Benguet: One person was killed while 12 others were seriously injured when a van fell off a 100-meter cliff in Sitio Binalyan, Barangay (village) Batan in Kabayan town, Benguet on New Year’s Day.

Police said a Delica van bound for Baguio City swerved off the road and plunged into the ravine at around 9 a.m. on Friday. Killed in the accident was Ramon Adonis Alberas.

Twelve other passengers including the driver, Cornelio Berting Censo, were brought to different hospitals in Benguet.

Among the injured were Hilario Censo Simeon, Manalo Tolome Botcha, Brando Albeas Opdas, Rraymundo Gabin Bentican, Jerbson Egsan Bolas, Alexander Censo, Stephen Manalo, Catalino Inciong, Josephine Espada Aban and Marife Cotde Tuan.

Investigators have yet to report on what caused the accident, the first recorded this year in Benguet.


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