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3 dead, 36 hurt in Kalinga accident

Three persons were killed while 36 others were injured when the passenger jeepney they were riding in crashed into a big rock on a road in Tabuk City in Kalinga yesterday morning.

Chief Insp. Carlonla Lacuata, spokesperson of the Cordillera Administrative Region police, said the passengers sustained either fatal or serious injuries when the vehicle overturned after the crash at around 10 a.m. in Sitio Makakabbet in Barangay Kudal.

Lacuata said the driver of the vehicle was identified as a certain Ramos Mayao-Mayao.

“Reportedly, he was driving along a descending road when the accident occurred,” said Lacuata. “Some of the passengers were pinned when the jeepney overturned,” she added. (Aaron B. Recuenco)