At least 14 killed, dozens injured in Philippines bus crash

 20 Feb 2017 - 14:09

At least 14 killed, dozens injured in Philippines bus crash
Police and soldiers stand guard next to a tourist bus which hit an electric post in Tanay town, Rizal province, east of Manila on February 20, 2017. AFP / STR

QNA

Manila: At least 14 students were killed Monday when a passenger bus rammed into an electric post in a town east of the Philippine capital, a local disaster official said.

The accident occurred along a highway in Tanay town, about 38 kilometres east of Manila, according to Carlos Inofre, chief of the town's Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office.

Inofre said the passenger bus appeared to have suffered a brake malfunction while negotiating a downward-winding road in the village of Sampaloc.

About 50 passengers, all students from a college in suburban Quezon City, were aboard the bus.

Those injured in the accident, including the driver, were rushed to nearby hospitals for treatment.