Overtaking bus kills girl and nanny in Misamis

Posted at 10/06/10 3:56 PM

MANILA, Philippines - A 4-year-old girl and her nanny died after being hit by a speeding passenger bus in Alubijid, Misamis Oriental province on Tuesday.

Inspector Virgilio Cabugsa, Alubijid police chief, said Denise Jane "DJ" Ramos and her nanny Lilian Jasyon had just alighted from a passenger jeepney and were crossing a street when they were hit by the passenger bus.

Cabugsa said that the bus was tailing the passenger jeepney. He said that instead of waiting for the jeepney that had just dropped the victims, the bus tried to overtake it.

Witnesses said that Jasyon was carrying the girl when they were hit by the bus.

Police have arrested the bus driver identified as Arthur Jamis. A complaint of reckless imprudence resulting in double homicide is being prepared against him. -- Report from PJ dela Peña, ABS-CBN Northern Mindanao