At least 24 people dead after bus falls into Philippines ravine

At least 24 people dead after bus falls into Philippines ravine

A bus carrying around 45 people has crashed (Stock image)

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

At least 24 people have been killed after a bus plunged into a ravine in the Philippines on Monday (April 17), according to local officials.

The bus was carrying around 45 passengers in total when it was travelling through the town of Carranglan in Nueva Ecija province, CGTN said.

Mark Raymond Cano, a disaster response officer, told AP that the brakes on the bus failed as it was going downhill, resulting in the crash.

He also said that several people were injured in the incident and have been taken to hospital, many of them are in a serious condition.

The bus was completely ruined in the crash as the ravine measured between 80 and 100 metres deep.