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5 die in Pikit accident

Manila, Philippines – Five people died while 10 others were injured when a van slammed into a passenger jeep before hitting a military truck in Pikit, North Cotabato last Friday.

Chief Inspector Jordain Maribujo, chief of police of Pikit, said the strong impact of the collision instantly killed four passengers of the van while the fifth fatality succumbed to serious injuries in the hospital. “All of the fatalities were those boarding the van,” said Maribujo.

He identified three of the fatalities as Mohamad Samil Ali, Solaiman Makaindig, and Bacuna Musa. Eight of the 10 injured were identifi ed as Castilion Tintin, Elmer Madsay, Udy Uy, Esmael Niafa, Minang Norhana, Landasan Marima, Manampan Chanads, and Lumanda Sadam.

Maribujo said the van was heading to Pikit at noon Friday when it hit the passenger jeepney traveling at the opposite lane of the national highway in Barangay Nalapaan. (Aaron B. Recuenco)

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