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2 die in Nueva Ecija road accident — police

November 15, 2011 8:45am

Two of three motorcycle riders died after figuring in a freak road accident in Nueva Ecija province before dawn Tuesday.

Police said the incident occurred about 3:30 a.m. at the portion of Maharlika Highway in Bantug village in Muñoz, Nueva Ecija.

"Dalawa on the spot durog ang katawan, ang isa humihinga, gumawa kami ng paraan na dalhin sa hospital, sa rural health unit ng Muñoz (Of the passengers, two were killed on the spot. One was still breathing and we rushed that person to the local rural health unit)," SPO1 Juan Efren Cara of the Muñoz police said in an interview on dzBB radio.

He initially identified one of the fatalities via an ID card as Benjie Gapus of San Jose City. He said the two fatalities' bodies were mangled.

An initial investigation showed the three victims were heading for San Jose City when their motorcycle figured in an accident with a vehicle heading the same way.

Before the three could recover, a speeding truck ran over them, police said.

Cara cited initial reports showing police have taken the truck driver, who he did not identify, into custody. — RSJ, GMA News