11 hurt in Maguindanao highway accident

COTABATO CITY (MindaNews/31 October) — Eleven passengers of a public utility van were hurt when their vehicle overturned in Maguindanao early on Friday, Oct. 31.

Driver Carlo Arancilla said he fell asleep, causing the Cotabato City-bound van to bump into a trailer truck that was parked beside the highway. He gave himself up to the police

The incident occurred at around 5:30 a.m. Friday in Barangay Ladia, Sultan Kudarat town in Maguindanao.

Municipal police chief Inspector Esmael Madin said an ambulance happened to pass by and brought the injured passengers to a private hospital in Cotabato City.

Nobody was killed in the accident.

The van left the terminal in Davao City at 1:00 a.m. The driver said most of his passengers were planning to spend the weekend holidays in Cotabato City.

All Saints Day and All Souls Day fall on the weekend. (Ferdinandh B. Cabrera/MindaNews)