Nine people died in a road accident involving three vehicles in Cardona, Rizal on Tuesday morning.
According to a report by Mark Makalalad on Dobol B sa News TV aired on GMA News TV, the mishap happened at around 5 a.m. in Barangay Looc when a cargo truck lost its brakes and plowed through an oncoming passenger jeepney.
UPDATE: Umakyat na sa 9 ang patay sa karambola ng mga sasakyan sa Brgy. Looc sa Cardona, Rizal. Hindi naman bababa sa 5 ang sugatan at 10 ang malubha ang kalagayan. | via @MMakalalad pic.twitter.com/rGQfWNOe12— DZBB Super Radyo (@dzbb) December 17, 2019
A dump truck coming down from the Diversion Road also crashed into the ill-fated jeepney, said Bong Bernabe, head of the Cardona Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office.
Authorities have yet to identify the victims but some of them were students and workers, he added.
The driver of the dump truck was among those who died on the spot, according to Bernabe.
Five others were hurt, of whom one was critically injured.
The accident caused heavy traffic in the area. —Dona Magsino/KG, GMA News