15 dead in Biliran accident
CAMP KANGLEON, Palo, Leyte – Caibiran police reported of a Biliran car crash that left eight people injured and 15 dead after the vehicle involved swerved to a curved road.
Responding PNP elements of Caibiran Police Station disclosed that on July 21, 2012 at about 6:30 in the evening an Isuzu Canter elf-type truck with markings “Mary Mac” bearing plate number GHP 109 was heading towards the municipality of Caibiran, Biliran. Upon reaching the inclined and curve road at Sitio Atay, Brgy. Cabibihan, Caibiran, Biliran, said vehicle lost brake, swerved and moved off road.
Thirteen persons died instantly while 10 others including the driver were seriously injured and were brought to the Biliran Provincial Hospital and were later referred to Saint Paul’s Hospital and Eastern Visayas Regional Medical Center in Tacloban City.
The 13 dead victims were identified as follows: Honoria Montes Regir, Lolita Narrido Yagon, Renato Regir Escosis, Julito Narrido Yagon, Marianito Escala Areglo, Niel Cabulang Rosete, Anthony Cabalquinto Montiadora, Lito Cabalquinto, Sanita Regir Rosete, Manilyn Cabulang Rosete, Josephine Cabulang Rosete, Junalyn Cabulang Rosete and Darwin Cabulang Rosete.
Injured persons were also identified as: Carnelia Montiadora, Brgy. Chairwoman of Brgy. Villa Caneja, Naval, Biliran; Nilo Regir Rosete; Antonio Regir Rosete; Ben Fortuna; Raul Montiadora; Alicia Escosis; Elaine and Jerry Areglo. While Jennifer Caliao and Rhea mae Escosis died while being treated at Eastern Visayas Regional Medical Center (EVRMC) Tacloban City.
Caibiran Police Station is now conducting a thorough investigation relative to the incident.
PSSUPT ROEL BALINTONG ACIDRE, Chief, RPCRD suggested to those people behind the wheel to exercise extreme caution when driving to avoid unreasonable risks or road mishaps. (PR)
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