2 injured in truck mishap

By Mar S. Arguelles

A cargo truck loaded with relief goods fell in a canal while negotiating a downhill road in a remote village in Bacacay town in Albay, a police report said.


Major Jan King Calipay, Bacacay town police chief, in an interview, said the truck driven by Alvin Zuniga, 30 of Legazpi City told investigators that he lost control of the truck while cruising a downhill road in Barangay Cagbulacao.


The truck owned by LCC was on is way to deliver 16 sacks of rice and bottled water from the Department of Environment and Natural Resources, Mines and Geosciences Bureau (DENR-MGB) and Filminera Mining and Resources Corp., to residents of Barangay San Pablo, a typhoon-stricken remote village that has not yet to receive relief goods from the government and private sectors.


The distribution of relief goods to some 360 families in the village was delayed as a result of the accident.


The truck was already pulled by a tow truck of the Albay Public Safety, Emergency, and Management Office (APSEMO), Calipay said.


Two of the four truck crew were brought to the Albay Doctors Hospital here for medical treatment.