5 hurt in Zamboanga Sibugay collision


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The Zamboanga Sibugay Police Office identified the victims as Police Officer 1 Philip Dula, 24, and Police Officer 1 Gabriel Bores, 25, both police trainees, Leo Recafrente Jr. and his sons, Luigi, 11, and Justine, eight.

The police said the incident took place around 9 a.m., Sunday, October 30, along the national highway at Purok Lovers Lane in the village of Masao, Tungawan, Zamboanga Sibugay.

Investigation showed the police trainees, who were riding tandem in a motorcycle, collided with the motorcycle driven by Recafrente, who crossed towards the lane of the two policemen coming from the left side of the highway.

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The two policemen were traveling to Zamboanga City from Ipil, Zamboanga Sibugay, while Recafrente was together with his two children at the time of the incident.

All of them sustained injuries after they crashed on the pavement after the collision. They were taken to the hospital for treatment.

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