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Five dead in second Philippine bus crash in two days

Published on Feb 9, 2014 3:45 PM

MANILA (AFP) - Five people have been killed in a bus crash in the northern Philippines, the second deadly bus accident in two days, authorities said on Sunday.

The bus was carrying more than 30 people when its brakes malfunctioned and it toppled into a ditch in the northern province of Abra Saturday, police said.

One person died on the spot and four others in hospital, said regional military spokesman Superintendent Davy Vicente Limmong.

Twenty-eight others were injured in the crash, which came a day after a tourist bus plunged into a deep ravine in a remote northern mountain pass on Friday.

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