THREE motorcycle riders including a one year old infant were killed when the motorbike they were riding accidentally figured in an accident with a back hoe the other day in Zamboanga del Sur.
The fatalities were identified as Elizer Englisan, 45, Ciela Tariman, 41 and Myriel Quino, 1 year old and 7 months.
The suspects were identified as Pastor Romeo O. Labongray and Cresencio Tanghal Jr., 42, backhoe operator and employee of Rindhil Construction and Ent. Inc.
Reports reaching Camp Crame showed that the incident occurred at around 2:30 p.m. along Barangay Inasagan, Aurora, Zamboanga del Sur.
Accordingly, the victims were onboard a Honda XRM with plate number JA 44868 on their way to Aurora from Poblacion when the accident happened.
The backhoe operator claimed that due to heavy rains he stopped operating the backhoe when the motorcycle suddenly hit the bucket of the heavy equipment.
Because of the strong impact of the accident, the victims sustained severe injuries that caused their deaths.