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5 hurt as bus falls off NLEX bridge in Pampanga

5 hurt as bus falls off NLEX bridge in Pampanga

MANILA, Philippines — At least five persons sustained minor injuries after a passenger bus fell off a bridge along the North Luzon Expressway (NLEX) in San Fernando, Pampanga on Thursday morning.

NLEX Traffic Manager Robin Ignacio said the accident happened some 2 kilometers away from the NLEX San Fernando northbound exit.

“Medyo sumampa po sa parapet, medyo mababaw po doon kaya nakatukod lang po yung unahan niya,” Ignacio said in an interview over Radyo INQUIRER.

“So hindi naman po ito malalaglag,” he added.

Aside from the bus, Ignacio said two trucks and four class 1 vehicles were also affected by the incident.

The incident caused heavy traffic in the area which prompted the NLEX management to implement a counter-flow scheme, Ignacio said.

The traffic build-up was about 3 kilometers long, he added.

“Sa ngayon po medyo mabigat ‘yung daloy ng trapiko kaya nag implement ng counterflow… Ginamit pansamantala yung isang lane sa southbound,” the NLEX traffic manager said.  /muf