6 killed, 20 hurt as truck slams into Zambo church

October 28, 2019

SIX persons were killed  including a minor while 20 others were injured after a truck slammed into a church in San Miguel, Zamboanga del Sur, Saturday afternoon.

According to a report from the Public Commuters and Motorists Alliance (PCMA), a truck with at least 50 persons onboard crashed into a church in Barangay Limonan.

A witness said it was raining hard and the road was slippery when the truck suddenly swerved and slammed into an Iglesia Ni Cristo church.

No one was hurt among the people inside the church but three of the truck passengers  died on the spot.

The injured were rushed to the Pagadian City for  treatment.

The three victims  killed on the spot were  Gerelyn Chavez, 2; Jhon Brynt Albano, 19;  and  Boboy Cuesta, 34,  all  of Bgy. Burawin,  Tabina in Zamboanga del Sur.

Three of those injured later died in the hospital.

The truck was traveling from Buug, Zamboanga Sibugay where the victims  attended a wedding.

Meanwhile, the PCMA reminded  motorists to be extra-careful while  driving.

“Nagtataka lang kami kasi kabi-kabila ang mga road safety seminars sa buong bansa pero parang ang publiko ay hindi natututo sa mga bloody accident na pumapatay ng mga inosenteng indibidwal  pati na mga bata,” the PCMA said.