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2 dead, 1 severely injured as truck falls into cliff in accident prone area in Benguet

  • 2 people died while another one is in critical condition as a truck loaded with vegetables fell into a cliff in Benguet
  • The police said the area is prone to accidents
  • Retrieval operations took 7 hours

Two people died while one is severely injured when a delivery truck fell into a cliff along national highway, Benguet on Friday night.

Based on the police’ initial investigation, the incident happened around 11:00 p.m. at Taloy Sur, Tuba Town.

The two dead victims were identified as Bobby Velayo and Alvin Garces; both from Nueva Ecija.

The truck driver identified as Joe Pigson who is in critical condition is now being treated at Agoo Nazarene Hospital.

According to Tuba Municipal Police Station, the tuck was loaded with vegetables and was bound to Pugo, La Union when its engine malfunctioned causing the truck to crash into a post and eventually into a cliff.

The retrieval operations reportedly took seven hours.

The incident is still being investigated and according to the police, the area is prone to road accidents.

Source :

GMA News