Saturday, March 02, 2013

North Cotabato vehicular accident claims 5 lives, 10 injured

PIKIT, North Cotabato-- At least 5 people were killed and 10 others were heavily injured (3 killed, 13 injured as earlier reported) in a road accident here at around noontime yesterday.

A Toyota passenger van  driven by Mohammad Ali was cruising the national highway in Bgy Talepan here when it collided with a Lawin passenger jeep which was heading towards Cotabato City.

The van eventually rammed the M35 6x6 truck of the 5th Special Forces Battalion which was tailing the passenger jeepney.

Among those killed was the van's driver, Mohammad Ali. The other fatalities were not yet identified.

The 7th Infantry Battalion sent a group of soldiers to assist in giving first aid to the injured passengers before transporting them to a hospital in Midsayap town.

No one was reported hurt among the soldiers of the Special Forces.

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