By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga
At least two people are confirmed dead, while eight others were injured, following a recent collision between two trucks along the national highway in Barangay Tabao, San Enrique, Negros Occidental.
Police identified the fatalities as 60-year-old Porfino Taborda, a resident of Barangay Robles, La Castellana; and 16-year-old Joseph Andumo, a resident of Moises Padilla.
San Enrique municipal police chief, Police Chief Inspector Rey Molas, said the drag link of a truck driven by 45-year-old Elejandro Gale broke, which resulted in the driver losing control of the steering wheel.
Gale’s truck, which was carrying bamboo, then slammed into a truck carrying sugar.
Taborda was killed as he was reportedly pinned down by bamboo, while Andumo was killed in front seat of the bamboo-carrying truck.
Gale, along with eight of his passengers, were injured and rushed to a nearby hospital.
After receiving medical attention, Gale was taken into custody by police, although no charges are expected to be filed as the victims have reportedly agreed to a settlement./DGB, WDJ