THREE people were killed while12 others were injured when a truck loaded with sand crashed into a bakery in Balete, Batangas yesterday.
The Public Commuters Motorists Alliance (PCMA) said the truck driver and two residents of Balete town died on the spot.
Police are verifying the identities of the fatalities and the injured victims.
Injured victims, mostly customers of the bakery, were rushed to the nearest hospital for treatment.
Two truck helpers survived when they jumped out of the truck before it crashed.
The truck lost its brakes before it smashed into the bakery.
PCMA national president Jessie Santos reminded anew truck owners and operators to make sure their units are roadworthy before allowing them to ply on the road.
“Tulad nito, sabi sa report ay nawalan na naman ng preno. Matandaan natin, ‘yung truck na nasangkot din sa banggaan at pumatay ng inosente, nawalan din daw ng brake,” Santos said.