At least two persons died and 27 others were injured following a three-way vehicular collision in Barangay Mansasa, Tagbilaran City, Bohol on Thursday afternoon.
Bohol Island News reported that the three vehicles involved were a public utility jeep (PUJ), a firetruck of Baclayon Fire Station and a Kia Pride subcompact sedan
The PUJ and the sedan were travelling downhill from the Mansasa-Dampas Road when they were hit by the speeding emergency vehicle upon turning to VP Inting Avenue, according to Sidney Galia, chief of TaRSIER (Telephone and Radio System Integrated Emergency Response) 117 .
The PUJ hit a waiting shed before it fell into the cliff. The sedan meanwhile was unable to break through the railing.
The 27 victims were rushed to the Governor Celestino Gallares Memorial Hospital in Tagbilaran City for treatment. Two unidentified passengers, however, were declared dead on arrival by the doctors.
Police closed the road following the accident, and as they directed traffic to other routes.
Police and traffic safety officials have launched an investigation. — Leo Udtohan/BAP, GMA News