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Two hurt in bus, motorcycle collision


A man and his nephew were seriously wounded when the motorcycle they were riding collided with a bus along MCLL Highway, Barangay Curuan, Zamboanga City, Tuesday afternoon.

Injured were Latip Isnilon, 53, married, a resident of Sitio Niyog-Niyog, Barangay Muti, this city, driver of the Honda motorcycle, and his nephew, Rodel Isnilon, 14.

Police report shows that a Rural Transit Mindanao, Inc. bus with body number 9644 was driven by Jomar Waga Capisenio. Police Station 2 Commander, Sr. Insp. Sonny Amponin told Zamboanga Today that the motorcycle was travelling from the city proper going to Muti while the bus came from Ipil, Zamboanga Sibugay heading towards the city proper.

Amponin said that upon reaching the vicinity of Curuan Barangay Hall, the motorcycle allegedly overtook a vehicle and encroached the opposite lane causing the accident.

The motorist and his driven motorcycle were stuck under the bus while his nephew was thrown meters away from the point of collision.

Both were rushed to Cristino Paragas Memorial Hospital then later transferred to Zamboanga City Medical Center (ZCMC) for further medication.

A deeper investigation is still being conducted by PO2 Juhurupin Ering, investigator-on-case. (Eugene A. Lasprilla)

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