3 killed, 13 hurt in Bulacan mishap

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SAN JOSE DEL MONTE CITY, Bulacan: Three persons were killed while 13 others were wounded after a wayward armored vehicle rammed into a passenger jeepney loaded with passengers in Barangay Sto. Cristo in this city Monday night.

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Among the fatalities was jeepney driver Erjel Relox, who died from the impact of the head-on collision. The two passengers who died remained unidentified as of press time.

Investigators said the jeepney, with plate number CWM 348, was heading toward Sapang Palay, while the Armotech carrier van (ZPS 308) was driven by Ryan Rey Bautista toward Barangay Tungkong Manga in the opposite direction.

The armored vehicle reportedly lost control and rammed across the oncoming passenger jeepney at high speed.

The 13 other passengers sustained injuries and were brought to different hospitals in this city.

PNA

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