Truck slams into coconut palms as brakes fail

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TWO people were killed and another injured early dawn Monday after the delivery truck they were riding plowed into a row of coconut trees in a remote village in Quezon, police
reports said.

Initial reports at the PNP national operations center in Camp Crame said the accident occurred at around 1:30 a.m. at Barangay Lungib, Calauag in Quezon.

The two fatalities were Emmanuel Marquez, driver and Ligaya Arida, passenger, while injured was Teodorico Anabo, truck helper.

The reports said the Isuzu truck (ZGG-221) loaded with 1,000 sacks of cement, was on its way to Cavite from Legazpi City when its brakes failed and plowed through a row of coconut trees on the roadside.


Marquez and Arida were reportedly killed on the spot while Anabo was rushed to St. Peter’s General Hospital for treatment, the reports said.

Anthony Vargas

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