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3 persons hurt as bus falls into ravine in Sorsogon

LEGAZPI CITY – Three people were hurt when an Eagle Star bus with 40 passengers bound for Samar fell into a 50-meter ravine in Matnog town in Sorsogon on Monday morning, December 30.

Police Major Maria Luisa Calubaquib, Philippine National Police-Bicol spokesperson, said the accident happened in Barangay Hidhid in Matnog, when the bus driver was steering the vehicle on a descending road with a sharp curve.

Calubaquib said three passengers suffered minor injuries and were brought to Matnog Medicare Hospital for medical treatment.

“All passengers are safe but three passengers suffered minor injuries out of 40 passengers. The Eagle Star Bus Line had two drivers and a bus conductor onboard,” she said.

She said that the driver was brought to Matnog Municipal Police Station for proper investigation.

According to the passengers, the driver allegedly tried to overtake another bus before it fell into the ravine.

Sorosogon police chief Colonel Roque Bausa said that Matnog police promptly responded to the incident and coordinated with police authorities in nearby towns.

Responders helped extract the passengers who were trapped in the bus through the bus windows.

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