20 killed, 44 injured after truck rear-ends bus in Philippines, causing several crashes

(Bullit Marquez/ Associated Press ) – Workers sift through the wreckage of a passenger bus after getting involved in a seven-vehicle pile up along the highway at Atimonan township, Quezon province, about 115 kilometers (72 miles) southeast of Manila, Philippines Saturday Oct. 19, 2013. A truck, seen in the background, carrying hog feed smashed into the rear of a passenger bus on a remote downhill provincial road in the Philippines early Saturday, setting off a series of wrecks that left at least 20 people dead and injured 44 others, police said. The bus driver lost control of his vehicle after the first collision and hit two buses and four vans coming from the opposite direction before toppling over on the narrow downhill road in Quezon province, police chief Jonar Yupio said.

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