11 dead as overloaded bus crashes in Philippines

first_imgMANILA, Philippines (AP) – Police in the northern Philippines say a minibus so overloaded that passengers were riding on the rooftop has plunged into a 150-meter (500-foot) deep ravine. Eleven people are dead and another 10 injured.Provincial police chief William Bequeno says the vehicle lost control Sunday while negotiating a rough patch of a mountain road.The modified Jeep, known as a jeepney and the most popular mode of public transport in the Philippines, was carrying nearly 30 passengers. It wasn’t clear whether the driver survived. Think Tank analyzes the second round of Democratic debates ErrorOK… ErrorOK More Valley freeways to be closed this weekend for improvements Top Stories 5 treatments for adult scoliosis Comments   Share   Natural spring cleaning tips and tricks for your home New high school in Mesa lets students pick career paths Sponsored Stories Meghan McCain to release audiobook on conservatism, family Early signs of cataracts in your parents and how to help Many accidents in the country are blamed on poorly maintained vehicles and roads, inadequate driver training and weak traffic law enforcement.(Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)last_img

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