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3 dead, 3 hurt in road accident

TUGUEGARAO CITY, Cagayan – Three persons died while three others were critically injured Monday night after a motorcycle and a tricycle collided head-on along national highway in Barangay Baraccaoit, Gattaran, Cagayan, a belated report said.

Police said that motorcycle driver Marlon Ganoot, 33, of Barangay Mabuno; his back rider Robert Antonio, and tricycle driver Israel Bareng, 22, died succumbed to serious body injuries.

Police said both Ganoot and Bareng died on the spot after the accident while Antonio expired while undergoing treatment in the hospital.

Police said the accident occurred at about 6:30 p.m. It was reported that the two motor vehicles lack head lights while travelling from the opposite directions.

Other passengers of the vehicles – Eric Manuel, 30; Rene Simplicio, 45; and Reymond Bareng, 17 – were critically injured. They are now confined at Cagayan Valley Medical Center. Probers learned that the victims were under the influence of liquor when the accident happened. (Freddie G. Lazaro)