Eight passengers of the L300 van are in serious condition and are being treated at the North Cotabato Provincial hospital in Barangay Amas.
Matalam PNP traffic investigator P03 Dan Tobias identified the victims as van driver Joharto Maud, 29 of Buluan in Maguindanao; Tanya and Jaime Alid of Datu Paglas; Sulteb and Hadji Ulama of Kabacan; Mary Ann Pearl Sinambalan of Carmen; Eleonora Batoon of Kabacan town.
P03 Tobias said Maud, the driver of L300 van overtook a cargo truck but collided with the passenger bus coming from the opposite direction.
Maud is still unconscious at the Cotabato provincial hospital due to head injuries and fractures in various parts of the body. (Williamor A. Magbanua/MindaNews)