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14 dead as bus falls into ravine in Philippines

Published on Feb 7, 2014 6:11 PM
A bus lying next to a tree after falling into a ravine in the village of Paggang in northern Philippines on Thursday, Feb 7, 2014. The authorities suspect that the crash, which killed 14 people including two foreigners, was caused by either the driver making a mistake or the bus suffering a mechanical failure. -- PHOTO: AFP/PRO-CORDILLERA

MANILA (AFP) - Two foreigners were among 14 people killed when a tourist bus fell into a deep ravine in the mountainous northern Philippines on Friday, the authorities said.

The bus plunged about 120m while travelling on a narrow road heading to an area famous for its "hanging coffins", said a report from the civil defence office.

A Canadian man and a Dutch woman were among the 14 passengers killed, it added.

Police said 32 other people on board were injured, including another Dutch woman and the bus driver.

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