Horror truck smash in the Philippines



The lorry carrying pig feed ploughed into the rear of the passenger bus on a remote downhill provincial road in the north of the country, setting in motion a chain of crashes which resulted in at least 20 fatalities and 44 serious injuries.

It is reported that the bus driver lost control of his vehicle after the initial impact. He in turn hit two buses and four vans coming from the opposite direction before toppling over on the narrow downhill road in Quezon province on Luzon island, 72 miles southeast of Manila. The truck also finished up on its side.

Victims were trapped under the bus, while others were killed by flying debris. All those who died, including the lorry driver and his assistant, were in either the truck or the first bus.

It was dark and raining when the accident occurred in the early hours of Saturday morning, shortly past midnight.