Published On: Wed, Apr 24th, 2019

3 campaigners killed in Baguio road crash

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The jeepney is reportedly transporting the campaigners of a Baguio politician

Published 8:27 AM, April 24, 2019

Updated 8:29 AM, April 24, 2019

CRASH. A jeepney with 18 persons onboard loses its break, hits a riprap, and turns on its side in Suello Village, Baguio City, on April 23, 2019. Photo courtesy of Paeng Valencia/911 Baguio

CRASH. A jeepney with 18 persons onboard loses its break, hits a riprap, and turns on its side in Suello Village, Baguio City, on April 23, 2019. Photo courtesy of Paeng Valencia/911 Baguio

BAGUIO, Philippines – Three persons were killed when the jeepney they were riding lost its brakes along Suello Village in Km 3, Asin Road, and hit a riprap wall Tuesday morning, April 23.

The jeepney driven by Leander Vergara, 23, was reportedly rented by a Baguio politician, and the 18 passengers were his campaigners.

Authorities were yet verify the names of the 3 who were pinned and killed on the spot.

The 15 injured were brought to the Baguio General Hospital.

The jeep, which carried the Baguio-Crystal Cave route and bore the plate number ACK-342, was going to Asin in Tuba, Benguet for the campaign when it lost its brakes, hit the wall, and turned on its right side. – Rappler.com

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