16 hurt in Zambo mishap

ZAMBOANGA CITY, Philippines Sixteen persons were injured in a vehicular collision in this city yesterday morning.

A canning factory’s truck was ferrying 50 workers when it was hit by another truck loaded with construction materials in Barangay Talisayan at past 7 a.m.

The passengers were thrown off as the truck fell on its side.

Village officials and residents rushed the victims to different hospitals.

In Laguna, 15 persons were injured when a passenger jeepney collided with a bus in Sto. Tomas, Batangas yesterday.

The passengers were taken to the Saint Francis Cabrini Hospital for treatment of bruises and contusions.

Reports said the jeepney (DRB-465) with the victims on board was traveling along the highway in Barangay San Pedro when it was hit by a Raymund passenger bus (ABS-260) at around 5 a.m.

The bus driver reportedly lost control of the wheel after the vehicle developed engine trouble. g Roel Pareao, Ed Amoroso, Arnell Ozaeta

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