24 killed as bus plunges into ravine in Nueva Ecija

Third Anne Peralta-Malonzo

A PASSENGER bus plunged into a 100-foot deep ravine in Carrangalan, Nueva Ecija, late Tuesday morning, killing 24 people, police said.

Senior Inspector Robert De Guzman, Karanglan police officer-in-charge, said the vehicle was a Leo Maric bus bound for Ilocos Sur, which was carrying over 40 passengers.

The incident took place Barangay Capintalan around 11 a.m., he said.

Witnesses told police the bus was moving fast when the incident happened.

"Total wreck ang bus, walang bubong at wala na rin ang mga tagalirin kaya tumilapon ang mga pasahero," said de Guzman.

He said that at least 40 persons brought to Bambang Nueva Ecija hospital for treatment. (SunStar Philippines)

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