Sibugay bus crash leaves 3 dead, 4 injured

By John Mahusay

A bus crash in Alicia, Zamboanga Sibugay had left three of the passengers dead and injured four others.

The Provincial Police Office had identified the fatalities as Gertrudes Baya, 73; Rina Mualam, 14; and Salma Mualam, 35.

Passengers Victor Antiampo, 62; Medivina Antiampo, 55; Karim Jarol, 62; and Sapiya Jarol have been brought to the hospital for the injuries they sustained.

The remaining 38 passengers were left unscathed.

Investigation showed that the incident happened around 7:10 a.m. on Saturday, September 7 in Barangay Lutiman.

The bus, Lizamay Express, came from Olutanga, an island off the mainland of Zamboanga Sibugay.

The driver, 41-year-old Noriel Andico, had reportedly lost control of the steering wheel until the bus fell into a ditch.

The police are still determining the cause of the bus crash. (Featured Image: Facebook/Mindanao Sun)

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