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6 dead, 14 injured in Philippine traffic accident

Xinhua | Updated: 2018-12-09 18:40

MANILA - A truck carrying metal bearings had slammed into vehicles and a bakery in Laguna province south of Manila, leaving at least six people killed and 14 injured, local police said on Sunday.

Police said the 10-wheeler truck was going downhill on a highway in the town of Santa Rosa around 11:30 pm local time on Saturday when it lost control and plowed into the vehicles and crashed into the bakery.

According to the police, among the dead were two girls aged one year old and two years old respectively. The victims were either sleeping inside the bakery or walking on the side of the highway, police said.

Initial police investigation showed the truck lost its brake, moving too fast in slow traffic.

Photos uploaded on Facebook also showed the truck was embedded inside the house and several cars were completely wrecked.

Police are now hunting down the truck driver who fled after the accident.

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