4 dead, 55 injured in Batangas tourist bus accident

MATAAS NA KAHOY, Batangas — A tourist bus with plate number DWX-480 driven by Christopher Plando accidentally slipped into an open canal and bumped into a tree at Barangay San Sebastian here, causing death to four persons and injuries to 55 others.

According to the Batangas provincial police, the bus is connected with Shercon Resort and was occupied by 59 people.

All passengers were brought by responding policemen and other concerned civilians to nearby hospitals, where four were declared dead on arrival.

Some of the hospitals are San Jose District Hospital in San Jose, Batangas and Lipa Medix and Mary Mediatrix Medical Center in Lipa City.

As of this writing, the identity of the passengers and other circumstances pertaining to the incident are still unknown. Verification and investigation are still ongoing.PNA/northboundasia.com