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20 killed after truck hits bus

At least 20 people were killed and 44 others injured when a truck smashed into the rear of a passenger bus on a remote Philippines road, setting off a succession of crashes.

Atimonan town police chief Jonar Yupio says the bus driver lost control of his vehicle and hit two buses and four vans coming from the opposite direction before toppling over, pinning many of the victims.

Four children, the truck driver and his assistant were among those killed.

Mr Y upio says it was raining when the accident occurred early this morning, shortly past midnight local time.

He says there have been about five other accidents on the narrow downhill road in Quezon province, about 72 miles from the capital Manila.

AP

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