KORONADAL CITY — Authorities disclosed on Friday that the number of persons who died in Thursday’s three-vehicle pile-up in General Santos City rose to 10, as another patient succumbed to injuries while undergoing medication at a hospital.
General Santos City Police chief Col. Paul Bometivo revealed that the accident’s six other injured victims are still confined in various hospitals.
He said that involved in one of the city’s worst highway mishaps were a 10-wheeler wing van truck, a passenger Hi-Ace van going to General Santos City, and a Ford Raptor pickup truck.
Bometivo said the left rear tire of the Toyota van exploded negotiating an uphill curve in Barangay Batomelong, causing the accident.
“The passenger van swerve to the left and hit head-on with the cargo truck,” Bometivo said.
Seven passengers of the van died on the spot while three succumbed at a hospital in General Santos.
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