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Philippine bus accident leaves 6 dead, 43 injured

A speeding passenger bus has slammed into a concrete wall surrounding a house after its brakes failed while negotiating a downhill curve in an accident that killed six people and injured 43 others the central Philippines.

world Updated: Oct 28, 2012 14:40 IST

A speeding passenger bus has slammed into a concrete wall surrounding a house after its brakes failed while negotiating a downhill curve in an accident that killed six people and injured 43 others the central Philippines.

Police investigator Celso Makidato says the impact hurled the bus conductor out of the vehicle in the accident on Saturday night in Cebu province's Toledo city. All the casualties were from the bus, including the driver, who was arrested.

Makidato told The Associated Press on Sunday that a passenger bus also lost its brakes and crashed into the same house a year ago in an accident that left 15 people dead.

Many accidents in the country are blamed on poorly maintained vehicles and roads and inadequate driver training.