THREE persons on Monday were killed while six others were wounded in a road accident in Camarines Norte.
The identities of the fatalities and the wounded were not immediately available.
The wounded victims are being treated at the Camarines Norte Provincial Hospital.
An investigation showed that the victims were in a private hauler truck driven by Romulo Aliboso when they were hit by a utility van driven by Juhaiber Ote of Legazpi City, Albay on Maharlika Highway near Bgy. Tuaca in Basud Camarines Norte at 7 a.m. on Monday.
Ote was driving a van on the way to Daet, Camarines Norte when upon reaching the sharp curve at P3 in Bgy. Tuaca, slippery road caused the vehicle to swerve to the opposite lane and strike the hauler truck.
The strong impact killed three of the hauler truck passengers on the spot while six others sustained severe injuries.
The driver of the van yielded to responding policemen.