MANILA, Philippines — Eight schoolchildren were among nine people killed Friday aboard a runaway truck that crashed in Boljoon, Cebu while transporting them to a sports activity, the authorities said. The dump truck's brakes failed while it descended a mountain road outside Boljoon town centre with about 30 children and a few parents and teachers crammed on the truck bed, town mayor Merlou Derama told AFP. "The driver tried to slow the vehicle by brushing its side against the mountain," Derama said, adding it fell on its side instead. Boljoon police said they planned to ask state prosecutors to file charges of multiple homicide against the driver, who was unhurt. Last month, another dump truck rolled over on a mountainous road in eastern Camarines Sur province, killing 13 people according to local police.
Source: Philippine Star July 19, 2019 07:29 UTC