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(UPDATE) 1 dead, 14 injured in 3-vehicle smash-up in South Cotabato

Breaking News • 20:37 PM Fri Nov 6, 2015
DXOM-AM with Emily Daban
The truck driver's cabin was severed from its body after 3-vehicle smash up in Banga, South Cotabato highway accident. (Photos by Emily Daban/Radyo Bida)

KORONADAL CITY - A man was killed while 14 others were hurt in three vehicle collision inCrossing Cabudian,Banga, SouthCotabato Friday,with a dump truck's driver's cabin thrown off, police and witnesses said.The incident happened in accident prone highway in Barangay Liwanay, Banga, South Cotabato. It was the worst highway accident i have seen, a police traffic investigator said at the accident scene.Involved in the three vehicle smash up were a dump truck (MWB-184), a top-down tricycle (8395-MA) and a Toyota hiluxvehicle (EBM-723). sand// All the vehicles were speeding, witnesses said told DXOM-AM Radyo Bida. The driver's cabin flew about 10 meters away.Dump truck driverAlfie Tabion, 22, resident of Barangay Concepcion, Koronadal City, said two nuts and bolts of the truck's front wheel's ball jointfell off, forcing the vehicle to swerve and hit on-coming vehicle.The fatality was identified asJomar Padre, alyas
Yogyog, dump truck helper. Wounded wereRey Esprillo, 16 ofTampakan, Vilma Padre,20 Denmark Jurin, 20, Jofre Manila and Pedro Asuncion, all truck passengers.Also injured Toyota Hi-Lux passengersChristina Galdola, Ai Ai Emboltorio, Helen
Feliciano of BarangayLambingi, Surallah, South Cotabatoand Lailani Pangan, Raysel Pangan, and driver Roberto Pangan, all residents ofAgusan
del Sur.The tricycle driver hauling papaya was also injured. Banga PNP traffic officers are still investigating the incident while the wounded victims were rushed to hospitals in Koronadal City. sand// sand//

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