5 hurt after multicab falls off ravine in Cebu City

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FIVE people were hurt including three children after the multicab they were riding fell off a ravine around 7 p.m. on Wednesday, June 8, 2022, in Sitio Napo, Barangay Sapangdaku in upland Cebu City.

Renzo del Rosario, data management chief of the Cebu City Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office (CDRRMO), identified the injured as Joseber Albaracin, 60, Juanita Sandoval, 49, and their three grandchildren ages four to nine, all residents of C. Padilla Street, Barangay San Nicolas, Cebu City.

Albaracin and Sandoval were supposed to deliver a sofa worth P2,500 to Maricel Dejan, who lives in Sitio Napo.

Upon arriving in the area, Albaracin got out of the multicab to deliver the sofa but the vehicle suddenly moved downhill towards the ravine with a depth of at least 30 feet.

Albaracin hurried back inside the car and applied the brakes but failed to stop the vehicle from moving until they fell into the ravine.

Albaracin said he tried to manage the steering wheel and apply the brakes to avoid the car from falling but it was already late.

Sandoval, who was at the back, managed to jump out of the multicab before it fell, leaving the three children behind.

She only sustained minor injuries.

Del Rosario said Albaracin and Sandoval sustained injuries while their grandchildren were declared safe.

Residents who witnessed the incident believed Albaracin did not apply a hand brake.

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