A TODDLER and five others were killed while six were injured in a road accident on Friday the 13th in Tacurong, Sultan Kudarat.
A Police Regional Office 12 report said that two tricycles, a motorcycle, an SUV and a pick-up truck were involved in the highway collision.
Witnesses said that the drivers of the SUV and the pick-up truck were racing against each other when they hit the three other vehicles near the Land Bank of the Philippines-Tacurong branch around 4 a.m. yesterday.
The fatalities, which included one man, a woman, a toddler and three other children whose names were being verified, died on the spot.
The injured victims were rushed to the nearest hospital for treatment.
The drivers of the SUV and the pick-up truck were taken to the Tacurong City police headquarters for investigation and filing of criminal charges for reckless imprudence resulting in multiple homicide and serious physical injuries and damage to property, said PRO12 director Brig. Gen. Alfred Corpus.