2 Killed In Garbage Truck Accident
Two men were killed and five were injured in Barangay Tapul, Talisay City near the City’s landfill at 3 pm today when this garbage truck went out of control and tipped over. Dante Olid, the truck driver, said he noticed that the truck seemed unwieldy since this morning. As they were descending the slope leading to the City’s landfill this afternoon, he said the truck, filled with trash, became uncontrollable and hit a rock at the side of the rode, causing it to fall on its right side. Jerome Miyasco, 21, and Ricky Lapinig, both of whom sort garbage at the landfill who were aboard the truck, were thrown off. They were immediately brought to the hospital along with four others who were riding in the truck but died there later. Also injured was a woman who was walking nearby when the accident happened. She and the four other injured victims are still at the Vicente Sotto Memorial Medical Center being treated.
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