Source Pravda.Ru

Bus Packed with Passengers Plunges off Mountain Highway in Philippines

A packed passenger bus negotiating a downhill curve plunged off a Philippine mountain highway into a 100-foot (30-meter) ravine Wednesday, killing 40 people, police said.

Ten people, including a 10-year-old boy, survived and nine were taken to hospitals, said police chief Wilben Mayor of Benguet province north of Manila, NPR reports.

The passenger bus with 47 people on board was headed to San Fernando City in La Union when it crashed, said Fire Officer Joseph Cortes.

An initial investigation showed faulty brakes might have triggered the accident, Cortes said, CNN informs.