Seven dead after truck falls into a ravine in Philippines
April 20 2019 07:26 PM
Tabuk City
The truck was driving on an ascent in Tabuk City in Kalinga province when it stalled and rolled backwards into a 5-metre-deep ravine. Photo courtesy of Kalinga PPO

dpa/Manila

Seven people died on Saturday after a truck fell into a ravine in the northern Philippines, police said.
 The truck, which was carrying a total of 18 passengers, was driving on an ascent in Tabuk City in Kalinga province, 315 kilometres south of Manila, when it stalled and rolled backwards into a 5-metre-deep ravine.
 Four passengers were declared dead upon arrival in a nearby hospital, while three other died while undergoing treatment, according to a police report.
The victims were on their way to attend a thanksgiving ritual in a nearby town when the accident happened, the report said.
Many Filipinos have been travelling on pilgrimages, holidays or family get-togethers ahead of Easter, a major religious event in the predominantly Catholic country.



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