LEGAZPI CITY, 7Oct2013 (PNA)- A driver and 15 student-passengers were injured when the jeepney they were riding fell into a ravine around 2:20 p.m. Sunday in Barangay Bagong Sirang, Presentacion, Camarines Sur.
A police report identified the driver, who reportedly lost control of the vehicle, as Teodoro Fernandez, 38.
The 15 other victims, whose names are not yet available as of press time, are students of the El Filipino Memorial High School in Goa town.
The victims were rushed to the Goa Infirmary for treatment.
The report said the passenger jeep was negotiating a steep portion of the road when Fernandez lost control of the vehicle that fell into a 30-foot ravine.
It took the responding authorities and residents of the place up to night time before they were able to rescue all the victims from the ravine.
The report said the student-victims were on their way to their dormitory from different villages of Presentacion town to prepare for their Monday classes when the accident occurred.
It has been their regular schedule to go home on Friday afternoon and come back to their dorm on Sunday afternoon. (PNA)