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Fourteen people killed as truck plunges into cliff

Police and rescuers were on site to determine the cause of the fatal accident. 

• February 21, 2024
Kenya truck accident
truck accident [Photo: AP]

At least 14 people were killed and three others critically injured after a truck fell into a cliff in Negros Oriental province in central Philippines on Wednesday.

According to police, the truck was travelling along a highway when the driver lost control of the vehicle in Mabinay town.

This caused it to overturn and roll into a ravine at around 1:30 p.m. local time.

The upside-down truck pinned the passengers under the vehicle.

Police and rescuers were on site to determine the cause of the fatal accident. 

(Xinhua/NAN)

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