Cotabato Dump Truck-Van Collision Claims 17 Lives

Dump Truck-Van Collision

In separate vehicular accidents in Cotabato and Davao de Oro provinces, 17 individuals lost their lives, leaving communities in mourning and authorities grappling with investigations. Here are some details according to the report of GMA News Online.

Dump Truck-Van Collision

A collision between a dump truck and a utility van in Antipas, Cotabato, resulted in the tragic loss of 17 lives, including that of a child. The collision occurred along a road in Barangay Luhong, leaving the van engulfed in flames upon impact with the truck, which was loaded with gravel. Promptly, authorities transported three survivors with severe burns and injuries to a nearby hospital for urgent medical attention. Police Captain Godofredo Tupas II, Antipas Police chief, confirmed the incident and stated that investigations are ongoing. We await official data from the Antipas Disaster and Risk Reduction Management Office and PNP for further details.

Davao de Oro Incident

In Monkayo, Davao de Oro, a collision involving a passenger bus and a container van resulted in one fatality and injuries to 22 individuals, highlighting the dangers of road travel. Initial investigations revealed that the bus driver failed to notice the parked container van, resulting in a rear-end collision. The container van had stopped on the inner side of the road due to engine issues. Medical personnel immediately attended to the injured victims as they rushed them to the hospital for treatment. Police authorities are diligently investigating the circumstances of the collision to ascertain accountability, with both drivers currently in police custody.


As communities in Cotabato and Davao de Oro grapple with the aftermath of these tragic accidents, authorities are working tirelessly. They aim to unravel the details surrounding the collisions. The loss of lives underscores the importance of road safety measures. It highlights the need for heightened vigilance among drivers to prevent such devastating incidents in the future.

Read Also: Road Crash Claims One Life and Injures 22 in Davao de Oro


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