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Van With 13 OFWs, 2 Others Onboard Overturned At NLEX, 5 Dead

Ten people were reported wounded and five of them are declared dead when a van overturned on the north bound lane of North Luzon Expressway (NLEX) viaduct at Apalit, Pampanga.

The victims were on board a van bound to Clark International Airport when one of the tires of the vehicle wear out. The tire burst which caused the van to overturn and roll several times. Nine of the passengers were thrown out of the van and fell from the elevated part of the NLEX to the residential area below.

It was a 20-foot fall which can be surely fatal. Thirteen of the passengers were overseas Filipino Workers who are on their way to the Middle East for deployment, according to police authorities.

Surviving victims were immediately brought to a nearby hospital for treatment and recovery. Apalit police is investigating the incident.

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