KIDAPAWAN CITY (MindaNews/September23) – Two persons died and two others were hurt when their vehicle collided with a passenger bus along the national highway in M’lang, North Cotabato at around 9 a.m., Monday.
The M’lang police identified those killed in the crash as Kisay Mamasalagat and Alan Anta, both residents of Pagalungan, Maguindanao.
Mamasalagat died instantly while Anta died in the hospital.
Wounded were Johaiden Manonsol and Sengco Macadcaed. They were rushed to the Central Mindanao Hospital in M’lang but were later transferred to the Cotabato Provincial Hospital at Amas complex, this city.
Police reports said the victims were on board a red Toyota Vios with license plate number ZLJ809 driven by Manonsol headed towards Kidapawan City when it collided with a red Rural Tours passenger bus with body number 2402 along the national highway, in particular at Barangay Bialong in M’lang.
Bus driver Danie Salon Pizana was unharmed and voluntarily yielded to M’lang police for questioning.
Authorities are already preparing charges of two counts of homicide and another two counts of frustrated homicide against the driver.
Pizana and the bus are in the custody of the M’lang police. (Malu Cadelina Manar / MindaNews)