9 killed in Camarines Sur bus-van collision

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9 killed in Camarines Sur bus-van collision
The van driver and 8 passengers died on the spot, according to the police

ALBAY, Philippines – At least 9 people died on Wednesday night, November 6, after a bus collided with a passenger van in Pamplona, Camarines Sur, according to police.

Philippine National Police regional spokesperson Maria Luisa Calubaquib said a passenger bus with plate number EVP 129 collided with a passenger van with plate number EVU 222 around 8 pm Wednesday at Zone 4 in Barangay San Vicente, Pamplona, Camarines Sur.

Calubaquib said the van driver and 8 passengers – 3 men and 5 women – died on the spot. The driver was identified as Armani Calpe, a resident of Daet, Camarines Norte. 

Four other passengers sustained injuries and were rushed to a hospital in Naga City. 

According to the police report, the collision happened while the bus was heading to Manila. The passenger van, meanwhile, was bound for Daet-Naga. 

The bus driver, Leonardo Camu, voluntarily surrendered at a municipal police station in Libmanan, Camarines Sur. 

Both vehicles were reportedly damaged. Investigation is still ongoing as of this posting. – Rappler.com

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