Truck falls into ditch, wedding revelers hurt

AT LEAST 15 people were wounded when the truck they were riding on the way to a wedding ended up in a deep ditch when the driver lost his brakes along diversion road in Matina Thursday evening.

The Talomo Police Precinct report revealed that three of the victims sustained major injuries and they were identified as Emily Anuyan, Judy Anuyan and Ariel Ibarces.

According to the account of the driver, Edgar Fabiana, he was driving the forward truck when he lost his brakes. He intentionally drove into the shoulder of the road and into the canal to avoid colliding with an oncoming vehicle.

Due to the heavy impact, the front portion of the truck was heavily damaged.

The victims came from Carmen in Davao del norte travelling to General Santos City to attend a wedding. They were brought to Southern Philippines Medical Center while the truck driver was processed at the Talomo Police Precinct.

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