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6 die in Maguindanao highway mishap

Local News • 02:48 AM Mon Jun 27, 2016
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Edwin Fernandez
Map of Datu Odin Sinsuat, Maguidnanao. (Google map)

DATUODINSINSUAT,Maguidnanao(June26)-Atleast sixpersonswerekilled,includingaminor,inahighwayaccidenthereSundayafternoonafteraspeedingpassengerToyotaTownAceheadingtoIsulan,SultanKudaratsideswipedacargotruck,policesaid.Accordingto a trafficinvestigator ofDatuOdinSinsuat policeoffice,theaccidenthappenedat2:30p.m.alongthenationalhighwayinBarangayPinguiaman,DatuOdinSinsuat,Maguindanao.IdrisSimpan,aresidentofBarangayPinguiaman,saidthespeedingViolet-coloredjeepneysideswipedadumptruckloadedwithsandandgravel,hittingthepassengers’headandback. Wesawfourpersonsdeadonthespotduetohead injuries,”Simpansaid. Theywerethosesittingatthebackofthedriver,”headded.ThepassengerjeepandtruckdriverswerealsoinjuredandwererushedtoCotabatoRegionalandMedicalCenteralongwithotherinjuredpassengers.Policewerestillinvestigatingtheincidentafterseveralpassengerstoldtrafficproberstheunidentifiedjeepneydriverwasbusyusinghismobilephoneshortlybeforetheaccident.

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