LEGAZPI CITY: Two persons died and 16 others were seriously injured after a 10-wheeler truck plowed into a passenger van, a tricycle and three motorcycles along the road in Sitio Kangao, Barangay Quitago in Guino-batan, Albay on Tuesday.
Senior Supt. Marlo Meneses, Albay provincial police director, identified the victims as Michael Pante, a resident of Jovellar, Albay, and Alieza Murillo, 10, a student and resident of Barangay Iluluan, Camalig, Albay.
The injured persons were taken to the Bicol Regional Training and Teaching Hospital and other hospitals nearby.
Meneses said the accident happened when the break of 10-wheeler truck driven by Joey Bodino failed to function, causing the vehicle to hit a van, a tricycle and three motorcy-cles in front. The truck was headed to the town center in Guinobatan from nearby Camalig town.
Four persons were killed in another vehicular accident in Daraga town when the passenger bus they were riding also lost its break.