3 killed, 14 injured as van blows tire on Philippines' highway

3 killed, 14 injured as van blows tire on Philippines
# 11 February 2024 04:33 (UTC +04:00)

A van blew a tire on a highway in Pangasinan province, north of Manila, and crashed into a roadside barrier, killing three people and injuring 14 others, police said Sunday, APA reports.

Police said the van was traveling north to a Roman Catholic Church in Manaoag town when the accident happened around 9 a.m. local time (0100 GMT) Saturday in Rosales, a town in Pangasinan.

The passengers, all family members, told police that the car was running smoothly for a couple of hours when one of the tires burst, causing the vehicle to crash into a roadside barrier.

Initial police investigation showed that the van, which can accommodate only 15 people, was overloaded, carrying 17 people.

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