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Philippines Bus Accident Kills 22

January 21, 1999

MANILA, Philippines (AP) _ A bus went off a mountain road and plunged into a deep ravine in the northern Philippines on Wednesday, killing at least 22 people, police said.

Dozens of other passengers were treated for injuries after the accident south of the resort city of Baguio, some 120 miles north of the capital Manila, according to radio reports.

Policeman Roy Mateo said at least five of the injured passengers were in serious condition.

The accident occurred in heavy fog, and police and passersby struggled in the dark to rescue victims from the ravine, the reports said.

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