9 killed in Davao road crash

One of the cars hit by the truck. MindaNews photo by GG BUENO

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/11 June) – Nine persons, including a two-year old child, were confirmed killed when a truck rammed into several other vehicles and houses in Matina Pangi here around 9:30 am on Tuesday.

The two-year old boy was found buried beneath sacks of rice coming from the wayward truck.

The incident involved at least 21 other vehicles, including motorcycles, private cars and pedicabs.

Police keep watch on a van, one of the vehicles rammed by the truck, at the sport where five of the nine victims died. MindaNews photo by H. MARCOS C. MORDENO

Police, who were yet to release the identity of the driver, said the 10-wheeler wing van truck reportedly lost its brake while traversing Diversion Road.

The victims were yet to be identified, too. (H. Marcos C. Mordeno/MindaNews)