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Thirteen Killed, 30 Hurt as Truck Crashes, Overturns in Philippines
Thirteen Killed, 30 Hurt as Truck Crashes, Overturns in Philippines

Manila, 13 Jan (ONA)--- Thirteen people were killed and 30 injured when a truck they were riding in crashed into a tree and overturned in the southern Philippines, police and local officials said.

Some passengers were thrown from the truck and pinned under it in the crash.

The six-wheeler truck was navigating a sloping curve in Balingasag town in Misamis Oriental province, 771 kilometres south of Manila, on Wednesday when its brakes malfunctioned, police said.

A total of 43 passengers, including children, were aboard the truck, said Jojo Dalman, councillor of the town of Claveria, located about an hour away, where the victims came from.

Nine people died on the spot, while four expired in hospitals, according to police and local authorities.

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