Teachers hurt in Zambo Sibugay bus accident
ZAMBOANGA CITY, Philippines – At least 20 passengers, mostly teachers from Basilan, were injured when a bus they were riding in met an accident early Saturday, February 15, in Barangay Monching, Siay, Zamboanga Sibugay.
A police official said the bus was on its way to Zamboanga City from Marawi City, where the Palarong Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao Athletic Association (ARMMAA) was held.
It was the second accident involving Palaro delegates. Last Monday, February 10, a van heading to the ARMMAA also had an accident that killed one teacher and injured 14 other teachers and students – all delegates from the province of Sulu. (READ: Zambo Sibugay road accident kills teacher, injures 14)
Zamboanga Regional Police spokesperson Ariel Huesca said that in the case of Saturday's accident, the driver of a bus owned by the Rural Transit Mindanao was driving along the highway of Barangat Monching when he turned the wheel to avoid a head-on collision with another vehicle.
Bus driver Charlito Pepito Buot lost control, and the bus fell on the side of the road, Huesca said.
The injured passengers were brought to the Pathfinder Hospital in the town of Kabasalan.
A total of 10 school divisions in ARMM participated in the Palaro held at Marawi City's Mindanao State University, according to an Inquirer report. – Rappler.com