Van crash victim fighting for his life

2013-06-09 08:29
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Baguio - A Philippine governor says at least 12 people died when the van they were in plunged into a deep ravine in the country's mountainous north.

Governor Nestor Fongwan of Benguet province said on Sunday that the van veered off a mountain road in remote Buguias town on Saturday and plummeted into a 90m deep ravine, killing 10 people. Two more died later on Saturday and another victim is fighting for his life in a hospital, he said, adding five people were injured.

Fongwan says one of the 19 people in the van managed to jump out before the vehicle fell off a cliff.

Reckless driving, neglected vehicles and roads, and poor enforcement of traffic laws have been blamed for the many deadly road accidents in the Philippines.

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