13 hurt as jeep turned turtle in Koronadal City


KORONADAL CITY: A malfunctioned brake system triggered a loaded passenger jeepney to turn turtle along a highway in Koronadal City over the weekend.

Passengers, including the jeepney driver, are now confined at the South Cotabato provincial hospital due to bruises and injuries sustained when the vehicle they were riding in with license plate no. MFA 974 turned upside down along Barangay Paraiso, Koronadal City, Saturday dawn.

Police traffic officers said the jeepney driver, Ian Campo, 26, told police a busted brake system triggered the mishap.

Wounded were Campo, Tol Talandigan, 8, Amina Otap, 51, Laga Puisan 42, Hadji Muson 70, Ian Trojillo 27, Munisa Hasgan 61, Norhamin Matiman 18, Rasul Soc 20, Rasul Guiadan, 25, Dayana Tamcambong, Ramil Mamidlo and a 12-year-old male teenager, all resident of Gen. Paulino Santos.

Police said Barangay Paraiso is among the accident prone areas in Koronadal City, thus traffic officers frequently remind commuters and motorists to take extra care when traveling the crash site. PNA


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