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14 dead, 31 injured as bus falls into ravine in northern Philippines

Published on Feb 7, 2014 1:58 PM

MANILA (AFP) - Fourteen people, including two foreigners, were killed and 31 others were injured when a tourist bus fell into a deep ravine in the mountainous northern Philippines.

The bus, carrying 45 people, was travelling on a narrow road in the northern Mountain Province when it fell about 120m into the ravine, said the local police chief, Senior Superintendent Oliver Enmodias.

Fourteen of the passengers died on the spot, including a Canadian and a Dutch, he said. Among the injured were a Dutch woman and the driver of the bus, who were taken to hospital, Mr Enmodias added.

Local police spokesman Superintendent Davy Vicente Limmong said they suspect human error or a mechanical problem was the cause of the accident, as there was no traffic and the weather was clear.

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