37 hurt in Agusan del Sur road accident

27 February 2014

BUTUAN CITY – At least 37 people were injured in a road accident in Barangay El Rio, Sibagat, Agusan del Sur Wednesday.

The victims were not yet identified as of press time but reports said that four of them were brought to Butuan City Doctors Hospital for treatment.

According to a report from the Agusan del Sur Provincial Police Office, the Bachelor Express bus with plate number 3184 bound for Butuan City from Mangagoy, Bislig City overshot at the mountainside lane when it hit a broken pavement along the Maharlika national highway of Barangay El Rio.

Police report said that due to the fog, bus driver Richard M. Gutierrez, 36, was not able to see the curve and uneven road ahead.

The incident happened at 5:45 a.m., police report said.

Investigation is still ongoing. (Mike Crismundo)