1 dead, 10 hurt in Isabela, La Union mishaps

TUGUEGARAO CITY, Philippines A driver died and 10 others suffered serious injuries in two separate road accidents involving three vans in Isabela and La Union on Tuesday, police said yesterday.

The Starex van that Gary Forto, 23, was driving plunged into a ravine along a winding road in Barangay Namnama in Tumauini town in Isabela, Tumauini police chief Inspector Randy Cabaddu said.

Cabaddu said Vicente Velasco, 23, and Jomari Tumolva, 13, were injured.

In Aringay, La Union, eight persons were hurt when two vans collided along the national highway in Barangay Poblacion.

The victims were identified as Adolfo Bautista Jr. and Roger Niyos and passengers Marcy Renoto, Marilyn Rubines, Imelda Guiang, Daniette Anne Guiang, Albert Joseph Mercado and 13-year-old Joran Renoto.