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2 dead, 6 hurt in truck crash

ZAMBOANGA CITY – Two people were killed while six others were injured when the mini truck they were riding slammed into a coconut tree before hitting a motorcycle Sunday afternoon along Bolong national highway in this city.

Police said those killed were Jonas Cordova, driver of the mini Mazda truck (AFA 4684), and Roselier Dablo, a passenger of the truck.

Injured were passengers of the mini truck identified as Elsie Torono, 50; Bonifacio Celeste, 52; his wife Nermie Celeste, 53; Ronel Garingo, 29; all of Talon-Talon, this city; Rolando Faisano, 43; and Henry Oranola, driver of the Racal motorcycle, of Barangay Mercedez, this city.

Police said injured victims were taken to Zamboanga City Medical Center for treatment.

Sangali police reported that the incident happened along the MCLL national highways in Sitio Paminitan, village of Bolong, at about 1 p.m.

The two vehicles were brought to the police station in Sangali. (NONOY E. LACSON)