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APC slams into military truck; 1 soldier killed

A soldier died while three other Army troopers were injured when the military truck they were riding in was hit by an armored personnel carrier (APC) along a national highway in Lupi town, Camarines Sur.

Senior Supt. Dionardo Carlos, spokesman of the Philippine National Police (PNP), said the military truck was hit from behind by the Simba APC in what appears to be a convoy of military vehicles.

He identified the lone fatality as a certain Sergeant Cortes. The three other injured victims were certain Corporal Peniero and Privates First Class Canicola and Hobilla.

“Another private vehicle was also hit during the accident but the driver is safe,” said Carlos.

He said the accident occurred at around 6 a.m. yesterday along the Andaya Highway at the portion of Barangay Cabutagan in Lupi town.

The soldiers, it was learned, are from the 21st Light Armor Cavalry Troop of the Philippine Army. (Aaron Recuenco)