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LTO-Butuan chief, 4 others hurt in road crash

The chief of the Land Transportation Office in Butuan City and four of his companions were hurt when the vehicle they were riding in turned turtle along the national highway in Buenavista town in Agusan del Norte province on Monday, police said.

Traffic investigator PO2 Ernesto Cuevas of the Buenavista Municipal Police Office, said LTO-Butuan head Greg Pabelonio and his group were on board a black Toyota Fortuner being driven by his son, Lawrence when the latter lost control of the vehicle.

Cuevas said the vehicle was traversing the eastbound lane of the Butuan-Buenavista Road in Barangay Manapa early Monday morning (Jan.15) when the accident occurred.

They came from Gingoog City and were headed for Butuan.

The victims were treated at a private hospital in Butuan City and were in stable condition, he said. By GD

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