Jeep plunges into ravine, 12 dead

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AT least 12 people were killed while four others were seriously injured when a passenger jeepney packed with students fell into a ravine late Tuesday afternoon in a remote village in Benguet province, police reported on Wednesday.

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The accident occurred in Brgy. Bangbangayen, Buguias town.

Among those killed was the driver, identified as Efren Dalisdis. He died on the spot. The other fatalities were Jera Falir Mayao, 15; Maricel Basatan, 13; Jera Madiano, 15; Jeribeth Simeon, 12; Jasmin Lestino, 15; Nenerva Menzi, 16; and Angie Aguien, 15.

Meljoy Agustin, 15; Ivonne Bestre, 13; John Ray Dalisdis, 16; and Mari Faith Lamsis, 16, were rushed to a nearby hospital but were declared dead on arrival.

ANTHONY VARGAS

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