At least 26 people were killed and 22 hurt after a passenger bus crashed into a ravine in Carranglan, Nueva Ecija this morning.
The bus fell 24 meters (80 feet) in the rift because of brake failure and the serpentine road, authorities said.
“The vehicle is totally wrecked,” senior inspector Robert De Guzman said, police chief of Carranglan town. “Almost all of the passengers, both dead and injured, were found outside the bus.”
The injured were immediately brought to nearby hospitals.
Local authorities are still investigating the incident. According to Carrangalan Mayor Mary Abad, the bus was carrying 60 passengers even though it only had the official capacity of 45.
“The road is really risky. There are many ravines along that road going to Abra,” Abad said.
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