Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Two bike riders killed, 2 others wounded in Zamboanga road mishap

ZAMBOANGA CITY, Philippines (Mindanao Examiner / Jan. 27, 2009) – Two motorcycle riders were killed when they collided with each other on a village in Zamboanga City in Mindanao, police said Tuesday.

Police said the accident occurred Monday in the village called Boalan. It said the two riders Rainier Saavedra and Manuel Epanto were coming from opposite directions when their motorcycle collided. Both drivers died instantly.

“Both drivers of motorcycle were pronounced dead on the spot by the responding medical team from STOP DEATH due to severe head injuries,” Police officer Arnold Espares told the Mindanao Examiner.

Police said Saavedra was traveling from north heading south when his motorcycle collided with another. Epanto was with his son, Mannix Epanto. The boy was also injured.

It said another motorcycle rider, Roberto Jammang, passing near the crash site was also injured by debris from the collision. Jammang and the boy were both rushed to hospital. (Sheri Gay P. Catague)

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