Cotabato City—A pick-up truck plunged into a 20-foot ravine in Antipas, North Cotabato, on Sunday, but all 10 passengers and the driver miraculously survived the fall, an official said Monday.
All survived the crash at 9 a.m. in Pontevedra village with only minor injuries, said Capt. Bernard Abarquez, head of the Antipas Municipal Police.
The driver, Ronald Dayot, said the vehicle brakes quit while he was negotiating a downward portion of the national highway in the area.
“The vehicle hit the highway barrier before plunging into the ravine, Abarquez said.
He named the survivors as Virgilio Amandoron; Heber Caahao, 59; Mary Luiz Digal, 35; Glenda Dejesica, 39; Flordeliza Pacultan; Aser Guanzon, 48; Catherine Cañete, 46; Flordeliza Pacultad and Jolly Beth Dayot, all residents of Gambodes village in Arakan, North Cotabato.