DATU ODIN SINSUAT, Maguindanao – Six people died on the spot after a dump truck collided with a passenger jeepney Sunday afternoon in Brgy. Pinguiaman in Datu Odin Sinsuat, Maguindanao.
Two passengers, meanwhile, remain in critical condition.
Among the fatalities were a minor girl and a military corporal of the 6th Infantry Division.
Police have yet to identify the other fatalities.
The survivors were brought to Cotabato City hospitals for treatment.
According to Chief Insp. Lendsy Sinsuat, the accident occurred at 2:20 p.m. Sunday when a Toyota Town Ace jeepney (MWB-489) going toward Cotabato City hit the sidings of dump truck traveling in the opposite direction.
Witnesses and first responders said the jeepney was speeding at a road curve.
Police are also investigating survivors’ and witnesses’ claims that the driver of the Toyota Town Ace was using his mobile phone while driving before the accident happened.
No information has been made available yet as of posting time regarding the whereabouts of the drivers of both the dump truck and the passenger jeepney. —KG, GMA News