Accidents in Camarines Philippine
Accidents in Camarines Philippine: Thirteen passengers were confirmed dead while 32 others were injured when a truck lost its brakes while traversing the downhill portion of the road in Brgy. Tagpocol, San Fernando town, Camarines Sur province on Saturday afternoon.
A truck carrying 53 people returning from a ceremony related to a future marriage left the mountain road where it circulated in the Philippines and was precipitated in a ravine, killing 13 people including the fiancée and two children, police said Sunday.
The truck passengers were mainly a man and his family who had just visited his fiancée’s family to formally request his hand, as tradition dictates, in the Camarines Sur province, in the south of Luzon Island. .
“The truck, a vehicle usually used to haul sand that had been rented for the occasion, lost control and rolled over; some passengers were ejected, while others were crushed, “said a local police officer, Victor Quinao, adding that he did not know why the fiancée was in the truck.
Road crashes are common in the Philippines, where transportation is mainly provided by bad buses or trucks, with drivers often poorly trained – transport recently qualified by a deputy of “coffins”.