Eight people were killed and eight others were injured when a bus flipped on an expressway in the Philippines during heavy rain, police said Saturday.
The bus was travelling along the North Luzon Expressway near the exit
to the Manila suburban city of Valenzuela on Friday evening when it
hit another vehicle, crossed to the other side of the road and
"There was heavy rain and the bus driver said there was zero
visibility at the time of the accident," said Valenzuela police chief
The bus was carrying more than 30 passengers at the time of the
crash, he added.
Transport authorities have suspended the company that operates the
bus while they investigate the accident, which worsened rush-hour
traffic along the busy expressway on Friday night.
More than 10,000 people die annually in road crashes in the
Philippines, according to road safety activists.
The bus was travelling along the North Luzon Expressway when it hit another vehicle, crossed to the other side of the road and flipped over.