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PASSENGERS FROM LAOS AND VIETNAM ABOARD

2 buses bound for SEA Games opening collide in Bulacan

By: - Reporter / @CMarquezINQ
/ 05:20 PM November 30, 2019

MANILA, Philippines – Two buses ferrying athletes and sports officials from Laos and Vietnam to the 30th Southeast Asian Games collided in Bocaue, Bulacan on Saturday afternoon ahead of the opening ceremony to be held at the Philippine Arena.

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In a text message to INQUIRER.net, Bulacan police chief Col. Chito Bersaluna said one bus had 40 passengers from Laos and the other had 42 passengers from Vietnam.

Bersaluna said he had no report yet of the number of injured passengers.

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According to Philippine National Police (PNP) spokesman Brig. Gen. Bernard Banac, the buses were traversing the southbound lane of North Luzon Expressway going to Philippine Arena when the bus with Vietnam delegates allegedly bumped bus with Laos delegates.

In an interview with reporters, a staff member of the Philippine SEA Games Organizational Committee (Phisgoc) said the incident occurred near the toll gate of North Luzon Expressway in Bocaue.

The staff members said no one was hurt in the incident.

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