One person was declared dead on arrival while 19 others were injured when a bus carrying 47 passengers overturned along the Mangima Section of Sayre Highway in Manolo Fortich, Bukidnon just before noon yesterday, June `12, 2022.
In a police report, PCol Jun Mark J. Lagare, Provincial Director of Bukidnon Provincial Police Office, stated that a Mitsubishi passenger bus bearing plate no. 100806 registered under the name of Renante Inocando, a resident of Cabanglasan, Bukidnonm, was carrying 47 passengers who are all residents of Barangay Cananga-an, Cabanglasan, Bukidnon when the accident happened. According to the driver Anthony Cañete Monterola, a resident of Miglamin, Malaybalay City, they were on their way to Cabanglasan from Opol, Misamis Oriental when the bus’ brake mechanism malfunctioned causing him to lose control of the vehicle until it fell on its side and tumbled down the road. As a result, nineteen (19) passengers got injured and one (1) passenger was declared dead on arrival and identified as Perena Hagilay Salimbaon, 64 years old, female, married, and resident of Cabanglasan, Bukidnon.
The injured passengers are now undergoing medical treatment at Bukidnon Provincial Hospital Annex in San Miguel, Manolo Fortich, Bukidnon. Vehicle involved is still at the place of incident while driver is now under the custody of Manolo Fortich MPS for proper disposition.
photos below by BFP R10 Manolo Fortich Fire Stn