2 Killed, 4 hurt in collision

Two persons were killed and four others injured after a tricycle collided with a truck loaded with fishes in the national highway of Barangay Camingawan, Kabankalan City around 7 a.m. yesterday.

Police Superintendent Rhea Santos, Kabankalan PNP chief identified the victims as Cecelia PiancoVillaruel, 35, and 4 years old Blessed Lines Santillana, all of Barangay Taloc, Bago City. They sustained head and body injuries when their tricycle collided with the truck.

The tricycle was bound for Kabankalan driven by Dominador Villaruel, 49, also of Taloc, Bago, while the cargo truck was on the way to Dumaguete bound for Iligan City in Mindanao. The driver is Carmelo Magario, 39, of Iligan.

Injured were Leni Santillana, 46, Alexander Santillana, 25, Leopoldo Santillana, 35, and Dominador Villaruel, 49, also of Barangay Taloc, Bago City.

Police investigation disclosed that the victims were to attend the birthday of their father in Bayawan City.

The driver of cargo truck surrendered to Mabinay PNP.

The incident is still investigated by police authorities.*(Cyrus M. Garde)



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