Ten soldiers were hurt when the light truck carrying them rolled over while its driver was maneuvering through a downhill stretch of a highway in Sergio Osmeña, Zamboanga del Norte at noontime Sunday, October 1, 2023.
Col. Glen Dulawan, Zamboanga del Norte provincial police director, said on Monday that four of the 10 soldiers hurt in the accident, driver Cpl. Daryl John Cor and companions Cpl. Robin Samillano, Pvt. Rolando Fundador and Pvt. Marvin Agipo, are all confined in a hospital.
Dulawan said the ten personnel of the 106th Infantry Battalion were to proceed to the town proper of Sergio Osmeña from somewhere when the brake system of the KM 450 light truck carrying them malfunctioned while at a downhill stretch of the highway in Barangay Penacio.
The 4×4 military vehicle rolled over and slammed a roadside hill sideways.
Six others, Staff Sgt. Abdulkarim Pilla, Cpl. Datu Gafor Akmad, Pvt. Rudel Lingating, Pvt. Reymark Elico, Pfc. Mark Marimon and Pfc. Mark Babia, who were slightly injured in the accident, immediately returned to their battalion command post after emergency responders had treated the abrasions in different parts of their bodies.
(JOHN M. UNSON, OCTOBER 2, 2023, IN COTABATO CITY)