Van crash kills 10 South Korean tourists in Philippines

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MANILA – Ten South Korean nationals on vacation tour in northern Philippines were killed on Wednesday when their van crashed onto a concrete wall, local media reported.

Police said that according to initial information, the South Koreans were on their way to a Bolinao resort in Pangasinan province when the tragedy struck, local news network ABS-CBN News said.

The victims have yet to be identified. Their bodies have been brought to local hospitals, the report said.

It is not yet confirmed whether there were other nationals on board.

Witnesses and police said the victims’ van lost control and crossed the highway’s right lane to the left and crashed on the wall. Police investigators said they are checking whether the drive fell asleep when he was driving.