3 killed in Davao dumpsite mishap

Posted at 07/14/12 5:32 PM

MANILA, Philippines – Three people were killed while 6 others were injured in a Carmen, Davao City dumpsite when a dump truck lost its brakes and ran over the group Saturday afternoon.

Witnesses said the 10-wheeler garbage truck was headed for the dumpsite when the driver lost control of the vehicle and slammed into the group of scavengers.

The road leading towards the dumpsite was steep, the witnesses said.

The injured victims were rushed to a nearby hospital.

The city government of Davao said it will assist the family of the victims.

Meanwhile, the 23-year-old driver Delmar Eleazar is now in police custody after fleeing the scene after the incident. He may face charges of reckless imprudence resulting to multiple homicide and multiple injuries. -- Report from May May Benedicto, dzMM