BUTUAN CITY — Seven members of a family died and three others were injured in a road accident on a national highway in Barangay Patin-ay in Prosperidad, Agusan del Sur on Saturday, the Philippine National Police (PNP) reported.
Prosperidad police said the accident that happened 8:45 a.m. involved a tricycle where all the victims were onboard and a pickup truck.
Investigation showed the pickup turned sharply on the left lane of the highway and hit head on the incoming tricycle.
The collision resulted in the death of passengers of the tricycle identified by the police as Dionesio Daga-ang Dahili, 27; Imelda Daga-ang Dahili, 50; Jenalyn Daga-ang Dahili, 28; Bernadeth Daga-ang Dahili, 25; Sabrena Daga-ang Dahili, 3; Stephany Hular Dahili, 7; and Ysia Banque, 1. All the victims are residents of Purok 4, Patin-ay, Prosperidad town.
Two more passengers of the tricycle identified as Dionebelle Llamas Dahili, 7; and Maria Diosebelle Llamas Dahili, 5, were brought to a nearby hospital due to serious injuries they sustained during the road accident.
The passengers of the pickup truck were identified as Julieta Minoza Flores, 63; and Alfredo Arañez Minoza, 44, both residents of Pirada, Del Pilar Cabadbaran City.
Minoza was brought to a nearby hospital in Prosperidad town for the injuries he sustained, while the other passenger only sustained slight injuries, the police said.
The pickup is owned and driven by a certain Mark Minoza Flores, 29, and a resident of Sitio Pirada, Barangay Del Pilar, Cabadbaran City.
The police are conducting further investigation into the road accident.