Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Packed bus hits fuel truck in Philippines, 9 dead

MANILA, Philippines (AP) - Police in the Philippines say a bus driver tried to avoid hitting a motorcycle and collided head-on with a fuel truck, killing nine people and injuring at least nine others. Munoz city police head Michael Angelo Zuniga said the highway crash in Nueva Ecija province north of the Philippine capital killed both vehicle drivers and the motorcyclist before dawn Wednesday. He said the bus coming from Manila was carrying at least 40 passengers. The fuel from the truck spilled but firefighters poured water on it to prevent a fire. .