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Philippines bus crash claims 19 lives

| Updated: March 21, 2018 21:50:50


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At least 19 passengers were killed and more than a dozen wounded after a commuter bus crashed into a ravine south of the Philippine capital, Manila, on Tuesday evening, police said.

The bus hit a bridge railing and crashed into a 15-metre (50-feet) deep cliff in the province of Occidental Mindoro, provincial police director Senior Superintendent Romie Estepa told DZMM radio station on Wednesday.

News agency Reuters reported quoting Estepa that the driver might have lost control of the vehicle but the police could not immediately find out the actual cause of the crash.

The Philippines is notorious for its lax regulation on public transportation and poorly maintained roads.

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