10 killed, 10 injured in fatal traffic accident in Philippines

Updated: 2013-06-08 20:58:00

(Xinhua)

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MANILA, June 8 (Xinhua) -- Ten passengers were killed and 10 others injured after a truck fell into a ravine in Benguet, a landlocked province in northern Philippines on Saturday afternoon.

The traffic accident happened in Buguias, a third class municipality Benguet, at 2 p.m. Saturday, local television dzMM reported.

The injured people are being treated in various hospitals in Benguet.

The vehicle allegedly swerved out of control and fell into an 80-meter deep ravine. Police are probing into the cause of the accident.