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A passenger bus and a motorcylce figured in a collision along the national highway in Magarwak, Barangay Bacungan late afternoon Monday. There were no casualties but several persons were reported injured.
The investigation conducted by the PNP Station 2 showed that the bus, a Roro transport bus with 35 passengers driven by a certain Alex Piojoy, collided with the motorcycle driven by a Jojemar Palay while it was headed back to the city proper. The bus driver lost control of his wheel following the collision causing the bus to crash on the other side of the highway. Both Piojoy and Palay were among the injured.
Rescue personnel responded to the scene and transported the injured passengers to the hospital.
The bus fell on its side close to the edge of the national highway, almost tumbling into a shallow ravine where houses were located.
Felix Rubia, a local resident, said he heard the loud noise caused by the collision and saw the passengers emerging from the bus.
“Tinulungan ko na rin bumaba—binasag na rin namin yong salamin sa likod para makalabas yong ibang pasahero,” he said.