1 dead, 34 injured in road accident in central Philippines

Road accident kills 1, injures 34
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A female bus passenger died and 34 others were injured, 11 critically, in a road accident in Negros Occidental province in the central Philippines, a local official said Saturday, Xinhua reports.

Maria Laarni Pornan, chief of the Bacolod City Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office, said the accident occurred at around 5:40 p.m. local time on Friday after the government bus, carrying 36 people, including the driver, lost control while negotiating a descending road.

She added that the bus fell on its side, resulting in the death of a 40-year-old female teacher.

Pornan said the bus was transporting public school teachers and a student back to Bacolod City from a team-building activity in San Carlos City when the accident happened.

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