Eleven people killed in Philippines crash after attending funeral


At least 11 people died, five were seriously injured, and 20 had minor injuries when a wayward air-conditioned bus and a pickup collided with each other at the junction in Ayaga, Abulug, Cagayan, on Thursday, July 11, 2024. - Photo courtesy of Cagayan PPO

MANILA: Eleven mourners were killed when the pick-up truck taking them home from a funeral was involved in a collision with a bus in the northern Philippines, police said on Thursday (July 11).

Five other people were injured in the crash in Abulug town in Cagayan province, police chief Antonio Palattao said.

The bus driver and conductor were also injured, but the 23 passengers were unharmed.

The Philippines is notorious for its lax regulation on public transportation and poorly maintained roads.

In December, 17 people were killed when a bus plunged into a ravine in the central province of Antique. - Reuters

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