Philippine bus accident leaves 6 dead, 43 injured

Last Updated: Sunday, October 28, 2012 - 13:36

Manila: A speeding passenger bus has slammed into a concrete wall surrounding a house after its brakes failed while negotiating a downhill curve in an accident that killed six people and injured 43 others the central Philippines.

Police Investigator Celso Makidato says the impact hurled the bus conductor out of the vehicle in the accident yesterday night in Cebu province`s Toledo city. All the casualties were from the bus, including the driver, who was arrested.

Makidato told The Associated Press today that a passenger bus also lost its brakes and crashed into the same house a year ago in an accident that left 15 people dead.
Many accidents in the country are blamed on poorly maintained vehicles and roads and inadequate driver training.


First Published: Sunday, October 28, 2012 - 13:36

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