Monday, July 17, 2017

7 killed in collision between military vehicle, van in Misamis

From GMA News (Jul 18): 7 killed in collision between military vehicle, van in Misamis

Seven people were killed in an accident between a military vehicle and a van along a highway in Manticao, Misamis Oriental on Monday night.

A Balitanghali report said a Philippine Army Simba vehicle driven by Staff Sergeant Danny Tenezo was overtaking along the highway when it collided head-on with the van.

The accident happened in Barangay Poblacion at past 9 p.m.

The report said among the fatalities was the driver of the van identified as Hadji Amin Bangcolan.

Five of the van's passengers died on the spot while the other two fatalities died while being treated in a hospital.

Eight more passengers of the van were brought to hospitals in Iligan City and Cagayan de Oro City.

The report said the Simba was in a convoy with three other military vehicles when the accident happened. The military convoy was heading to the Laguindingan Airport in Cagayan de Oro City to get logistics supplies.

Tenezo has been brought to the Manticao police station.

Charges of reckless imprudence resulting in multiple homicide and multiple physical injuries are being prepared against the soldier.

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