Saturday, October 11, 2008

12 hurt in Batangas road accident

By Karen Lapitan
Southern Luzon Bureau
First Posted 18:29:00 10/11/2008

Filed Under: Accidents (general), Transport, Road Transport, Transport accident

LOS BAÑOS, Laguna -- Twelve persons were hurt Saturday morning when a school vehicle fell into a ditch in Barangay (village) Bagumbayan, Tanauan City, Batangas.

According to Superintendent Willy C. Atun-Pese, Tanauan City police chief, the vehicle is owned by the Lyceum Batangas with professors and school staff as passengers.

Atun-Pese said in a phone interview that the vehicle was heading toward Manila when the right rear tire of the vehicle exploded, causing it to fall into the ditch along the Star Toll, Batangas exit at around 7 a.m.

The victims were immediately brought to the nearby Carlito P. Reyes Hospital and Daniel Mercado General Hospital in Tanauan City, and to Mary Mediatrix Medical Center in Lipa City.

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