Policeman, jail warden killed, 2 others hurt in road mishap

Killed were SPO3 Bernie Van Tayong of the 1202nd Provincial Police Mobile Group in North Cotabato and Senior Jail Officer 2 Jessie Hubo, warden of the municipal jail in Kabacan town.

Injured were Bernardo Tayong Jr., younger brother of SP03 Tayong, and PO2 Nomer Dieta, also of the 1202nd PPMG.

The group had just come from the wake of the Tayongs’ father in M’lang town and were on their way to Kabacan when the accident happened.

Reports from SPO1 Dan Tobias, investigator from Matalam police, said the victims’ car smashed the hauler truck driven by Pablo Pido.

The truck was taking a U-turn when the car smashed and was pushed underneath.

Tobias said they had to use a backhoe to pull the car out from the truck.

SP03 Tayong and Hubo were declared dead on arrival at the hospital.

Tayong Jr. and Dieta were still in critical condition. They sustained severe head injuries, reports said.

The victims had just come from the wake of the Tayongs’ father in M’lang town and were on their way to nearby Kabacan when the accident happened. (MindaNews)

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