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6 killed, 3 injured in Philippine highway collision

MANILA, July 13 (Xinhua) -- Six people died and three were injured in a highway collision between a van and a truck in Quezon province, police said on Tuesday.

Police said the accident happened along a highway in Tagkawayan town, approximately 278 km southeast of Manila, around 12:50 p.m. local time on Monday when a southbound van carrying nine passengers collided with a northbound truck.

Three died on the spot, including the van driver, while three others died in a hospital, police said in a report.

Police said three other van passengers sustained "serious physical injuries." The truck driver and his three passengers were not injured.

Police are investigating the cause of the accident. Enditem

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