Bus falls from Manila highway onto van, 21 dead

Last updated 14:49 16/12/2013

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A Philippine police official says at least 21 people were killed and about 20 others were injured when a passenger bus plunged from an elevated highway and fell onto a van in suburban Manila.

Police Superintendent Elizabeth Velasquez said the bus veered off the highway and crashed onto a van passing below in suburban Paranaque city at dawn Monday. Both drivers were killed.

TV footage showed a number of bodies strewn around the bus wreckage with police officers milling around. The van was an unrecognizable pile of smashed white metal.

Ivy Vidal, spokeswoman of the corporation running the Skyway, as the elevated road is called, said it was not clear what caused the accident but added that it was wet due to rain.

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