1 killed, scores hurt when Canter loses brake in Isabela

A woman was killed while scores were injured when the Canter vehicle they were riding lost its brake and fell on a canal in the hinterland Barangay of Sikatuna in Isabela town, Negros Occ. Friday, last week.

The Canter was driven by Carlito Gemperoso, 43, of Valencia City, Bukidnon. It has passengers of ambulant vendors on their way to Sikatuna to sell their merchandise on its market day.

He voluntarily surrendered to Isabela PNP under Police Chief Inspector Ruben Pajarito.

The Canter was negotiating a curve when it lost its brakes.

The victim was identified as Jenny Eguin, 33, also resident of the place. She sustained head and body injuries and died on the spot.

Those who survived was identified as Joerlyn Tambong, 33 years old; Consolacion Eguin, 66; Eva Mae Jocento, 30; Angel Jane Dela Torre, 20; Dionela Dela Torre, 50; Ma. Luz Eguin, 35; Levy Sarupan, 57; Mercidita Bangcolico, 69; Millard Rojo, 40; and Lowela Montaño, 19.

Three minors were also in the vehicle but all survived. Their names were not mentioned.

Investigation by police authorities are now being conducted.*


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