Three people were killed when a passenger bus rammed the tricycle they were riding in Daraga, Albay, early Saturday, police said.

Tricycle driver Robert Valenzuela and his passengers Levi Tolentino and Armando Tonga, both of Brgy. Malipo, Guinobatan, all died before reaching the hospital, Supt. Renato Bataller, Bicol regional police spokesman, said.

A Leyte Biliran Star bus with an improvised registration plate hit Valenzuela’s tricycle (EV-3553) around 3:55 a.m. in Brgy. Cullat, Bataller said.

It was not immediately known what caused the mishap or which of the drivers was responsible.

The bus driver, identified as Samuel Alogbate of Matagob, Leyte, fled after the incident but local police now have conductor Vicente Jamin under custody, Bataller said. (John Roson)

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