Three dead as fire truck crashes hours after launch of “fire prevention month”

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3 Dead – 4 Hurt in Mati City Fire Truck Mishap in Davao Oriental – www.philippineslifestyle.com

Three people are dead and four injured after an accident involving firefighters from Mati City, Davao Oriental.

The firetruck was heading to Manay to tackle a blaze when the it rolled over after the driver lost control in Tomoang at 1.30pm on Tuesday.

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Killed were Ludivico Ponce and Arnel Jon Angsinco, both assigned at the Bureau of Fire Protection station in Mati, and Nico Corambao, a city government worker detailed with the firefighters.

Reports say that the fire truck had a brake malfunction, causing it to overshoot the road and turn upside down.

The crash occurred just a few hours after Interior and Local Government Secretary Mar Roxas and the BFP formally kicked off the “Fire Prevention Month” in Quezon City.

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