2 people killed in skyway bus crash

Two people were killed and five injured when a bus crashed onto a concrete column of the Metro Manila Skyway in Bicutan, Taguig on Thursday morning.

A Lucena Bus going north hit one of the columns between 7:40-7:45 a.m. killing the bus driver and conductor, an official of the Skyway said.

Ed Nepomuceno, head of special projects and operations of the Skyway, told ANC the northbound bus “suddenly swerved to the middle and hit one of the columns of the Skyway.”

“The driver was pinned down and also the conductor who was also seated in front,” he said.

Five passengers sustained minor injuries. They were brought to the Parañaque Doctors’ Hospital.

Nepomuceno said the mishap made only one lane passable and caused traffic build-up along the South Superhighway.

“Most vehicles have been diverted to the elevated Skyway,” he said.

As of posting time, the bus was still being removed by the Skyway’s operations team

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