College camping trip cut short by horrific crash

A bus carrying 50 people, most of them students, crashed into a utility pole on Monday after losing control of its brakes.
Fourteen college students on a camping trip were killed and dozens injured yesterday when their bus slammed into an electricity post in a mountainous area of the Philippines, police said. The bus was taking more than 50 teenage students and an instru
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Fourteen college students on a camping trip were killed and dozens injured yesterday when their bus slammed into an electricity post in a mountainous area of the Philippines, police said. The bus was taking more than 50 teenage students and an instructor on the trip when the driver lost control on a downhill slope in the town of Tanay. Almost 40 others, including the bus driver, were injured in the accident. The cause of the accident was still undetermined, police said.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on February 21, 2017, with the headline 'College camping trip cut short by horrific crash'. Print Edition | Subscribe