LOS BAÑOS, Laguna – (UPDATE 2) Police said one person died and 20 others were hurt after a Manila-bound passenger bus fell into a rice field and hit a nipa hut in Kawit, Cavite at 5 a.m. Thursday, said police.
The Jethro Liner Bus bound skidded into a rice field at the Centennial Road in Barangay (village) Tramo Maroles in Kawit, Cavite as it tried to evade a motorcycle which attempted to overtake the bus, said Police Officer 1 June Conrado.
The fatality who lived in the hut was identified as Gil Magcawas, 78.
Police rushed Magcawas to the hospital but died on the way.
The motorcycle driver fled before police could reach the scene of accident.
The injured bus driver and passengers were immediately brought to Kalayaan Hospital in Kawit, Divine Grace Hospital in Rosario, and Crisostomo Hospital in Bacoor.