(Eagle News) — President Rodrigo Duterte has ordered a drug test on the driver of the bus that fell off a ravine in Carranglan, Nueva Ecija on Tuesday, killing greater than 30 folks.
Atty. Aileen Lizada, Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board spokesperson, mentioned Duterte gave the order as a result of he needed to know if Rolando Mangaoang was below the affect of medication earlier than the Leomarick bus with plate quantity AVZ-757 that he was driving fell off a cliff in Barangay Capintalan.
She mentioned Mangaoang’s physique was discovered in a funeral residence in Bauang, La Union.
The outcomes of the drug test carried out by the Scene of the Crime Operatives of the Philippine National Police on Wednesday evening are anticipated to be launched throughout the day.
Thirty-one folks–together with the driver— have been killed and scores of others have been injured after the bus fell off the Cagayan Valley-Nueva Ecija freeway and plunged 80- to 100-feet deep.
Authorities mentioned the bus–which had a capability of 45 passengers—seemed to be overloaded.
Many of the passengers have been solely touring again to Ilocos and Manila after the lengthy weekend.
There are additionally reviews the bus’ brakes failed, and that one of its tires burst, prompting the driver to lose management of the car.
The LTFRB has ordered the suspension of the Leomarick franchise.