Mother and son killed, 26 hurt in San Jose, Batangas bus mishap

May 16, 2012 9:45 pm 

MANILA, May 16 — A mother and her two-year old son were killed while 26 others were hurt after a passenger bus they were riding in skidded and fell into a deep canal in Barangay Aya, San Jose, Batangas Wednesday morning.

Chief Insp. Pedro Macaraig, San Jose police chief, identified the fatalities as Rita Mapacpac, 27, and her son Elijah Manuel, both residents of Bonifacio St., Pinamalayan, Oriental Mindoro.

Sixteen of the injured passengers of Batangas-bound Roro bus (PWT-990) from Manila were brought to the Mediatrix Medical Center while 10 were taken to San Jose District Hospital in Lipa City for medical treatment.

The bus had just came from Mindoro and was heading for Manila when its wheels slipped, skidded along the highway in Barangay Aya and finally landed into a huge canal around 8 a.m.

Police were still tracking down the bus driver who fled the scene. (PNA) dct/RMA/PFN

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