Bus falls into ravine, 2 killed

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DAVAO CITY: Two people were killed on Sunday when a bus plunged into a wooded ravine in Zamboanga City in southern Philippines, police said. Police said the driver apparently fell asleep as the bus was heading to Zamboanga City from the province of Zamboanga del Sur. One woman, Amelia Bucom, who was traveling on a motorcycle was killed after being run over by the bus. Another passenger died from the fall. The driver, Rogelio Bambao, told police investigators that he was asleep and unaware of the tragic accident until the bus plunged 40 meters down the ravine in Pasobolong village. Police said the bus was carrying 19 passengers.The bus company, Rural Transit Mindanao, did not issue any statement, but its units had been involved in many deadly accidents in recent years. Police were investigating the accident. Just last month, one of the company’s buses figured in a road accident in Marilog in the outskirts of Davao City left more than 2 dozen passengers injured.

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