Six dead in Philippines bus accident
MANILA, Philippines (AP) - A speeding passenger bus in the central Philippines, has slammed into a concrete wall surrounding a house after its brakes failed while negotiating a downhill curve, killing six and injuring 43 others .
Police Investigator Celso Makidato says the impact hurled the bus conductor out of the vehicle in the accident on Saturday night in Cebu province's Toledo city. All the casualties were from the bus, including the driver, who was arrested.
Mr Makidato said on Sunday that another passenger bus had lost its brakes and crashed into the same house a year ago in an accident that left 15 people dead.
Many accidents in the country are blamed on poorly maintained vehicles and roads and inadequate driver training.