7 dead as truck carrying cows rams house in Cebu

Posted at 04/10/14 4:05 PM

CEBU CITY (UPDATED) - Seven people were killed when a truck carrying cows and other animals rammed a house in Carcar City, Cebu around noon on Thursday, police said.

Radio dyAB correspondent June Perez said the truck careened off the road and then crashed into a house in Sitio Mabugnao, Barangay Guadalupe.

The truck then fell on its side.

Initial police investigation showed that the truck came from the town of Barili and was heading to Argao, Cebu.

The 7 victims who were killed were identified as Jovencio Davin, Nikon Aldita, Yoyo Barlaan, Albiti Cambantug, Wenceslao Pamulagan, Agustin Alkain, and Cristuta Davin.

The truck driver was identified as Mario Pamulagan.

Police said the truck driver lost control of the vehicle after its brakes failed.

Eighteen other passengers were hurt in the incident and were rushed to nearby hospitals for treatment.

People inside the house were not injured, according to reports. - report from dzMM