PAMPANGA, Philippines – Four people died after their car crashed into an open canal and caught fire along the main avenue of Clark Freeport Zone here in the wee hours of Tuesday, October 15.
The Police Regional Office 3 (PRO3) said in a statement on Wednesday, October 16, that the fatal “self accident” happened along the eastbound lane of Manuel A. Roxas Avenue around 3:15 am on Tuesday.
The initial investigation showed that the vehicle, a white Hyundai Accent, was traversing the avenue on its way out of Clark when it plunged into a canal and caught fire.
Police said the 4 occupants of the car were burned to death. Authorities have yet to identify the victims as of posting.
Firefighters from the Clark Development Corporation’s Public Safety Department were able to put out the fire by 3:25 am on Tuesday.
Police received the report about the fatal accident at 4:30 am and dispatched a team from the Scene of Crime Operatives to investigate the crash site.
Investigators looked into overspeeding as among the possible causes of the crash, Rappler reports.