8 dead in Maguindanao car crash
COTABATO CITY, Philippines - At least 8 people were killed while 5 others wounded in a car crash on Tuesday afternoon, June 4, in Maguindanao, police said Wednesday, June 5.
Insp. Harry Gubat, municipal police chief of Parang town, said the victims were on board a Toyota Innova van from Malabang, Lanao del Sur and were heading to General Santos City when they collided around 3:00 p.m. with a ten-wheeler truck along the national highway in Brgy. Landasan.
Gubat said the victims’ driver lost control of his vehicle and hit the approaching truck.
“Six passengers were killed on the spot and two more (died) at the hospital,” he said.
Felix Gaslan, the truck’s driver, told a local radio station he saw the van traveling too fast before it hit his truck.
Wounded victims are undergoing treatment at the Cotabato Regional and Medical Center in Cotabato City.
Gubat said traffic authorities are still investigating the incident. - Jeoffrey Maitem/Rappler.com