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2 killed in mishaps


A motorcycle driver and a farm worker died in vehicular accidents Wednesday and Thursday in Isabela and Valladolid, Negros Occidental, respectively, police said.

The police reported that Jerry Abuyon was declared dead on arrival at a hospital, after his motorcycle was accidentally hit by a passenger bus in Brgy. Tabao, Valladolid, Thursday.

Renante Mualla, 42, who was riding on the motorcycle of Abuyon, also suffered injuries. He is now being treated at the Valladolid District Hospital, where Abuyon was declared dead, the police said.

The bus driver identified as Vicente Casag is now under the custody of the Valladolid Police Station.

A migrant farm worker identified by the police as James Baroma was also declared dead on arrival at the Ignacio Arroyo Sr. Memorial District Hospital, following a motorcycle accident in Brgy. 5,Isabela, Negros Occidental, Wednesday.

Baroma, 25, was riding on a motorcycle driven by Jonel Talondata, also a farm worker, who lost control of his bike, while on their way to their barracks in Hacienda Alicante, Brgy. Bungahin, Isabela.

Talondata was also injured.

Isabela police investigation showed that Talondata and Baroma were reported to have been under the influence of liquor, when the accident took place.*


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