Bus accident in Nueva Ecija kills at least 32 people

Bus accident in Nueva Ecija kills at least 32 people

- A passenger bus fell off a ravine in Carranglan, Nueva Ecija on Tuesday morning

- At least 32 people were killed and at least 22 were injured

- The LeoMaric bus was heading to Candon, Ilocos Sur during the accident

A passenger bus fell off a ravine in Carranglan, Nueva Ecija at around 11 a.m. on Tuesday, killing at least 32 people and injuring at least 22.

Bus-accident

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KAMI learned about the tragedy from GMA News.

According to bystanders, the LeoMaric bus was speeding when it fell into a ravine with a height of about 80 to 100 feet.

bus-accident

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The passenger bus was bound for Candon, Ilocos Sur. It was in a total wreck after the fall.

The dead victims include 18 females, seven males and one child. The injured were rushed to a hospital in Bambang, Nueva Vizcaya.

Bus-accident

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Carranglan Mayor Mary Abad explained that the location of the tragedy is an accident-prone area.

“Accident-prone iyang highway going to Abra. Maraming bangin, zigzag ‘yan,” the Mayor said.

(That highway going to Abra is accident-prone. There are a lot of ravines and zigzags.)

Authorities are still investigating the cause of the accident.

Here is a video of the rescue operation from YouScoop:

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