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LTFRB suspends 3 Bachelor buses after fatal road crash

The Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) in the region suspended three units of Bachelor Express following the bus collision that killed seven people and injured 30 others at Km. 92, Barangay Magsaysay, Nabunturan, Compostela Valley on Feb. 4.

The suspension will last for 30 days.

LTFRB OIC regional director Cattleya Acaylar signed the suspension order on Feb. 6, 2019 after identifying that the bus involved in the incident committed a breach of franchise conditions and out-of-line operation.

Based on the preliminary investigation conducted by the board, the authorized route of the Bachelor Express bus involved in the said incident, with MV File Number 1301-1042995 and Chassis No. LA6A1LALHB402831, is Davao City-Maragusan via Camanlangan.

The three PUB units suspended were MV File No. 1301-104299, MV File No. 1301-1042991, and MV File No. 1301-1042993.

The operator was also directed to surrender the plates of the units.

On Tuesday, the LTFRB suspended 34 units of the Davao Metro Shuttle Corp. which was involved in the deadly collision after having been found to also commit a breach of franchise conditions and out-of-line operations.

Based on the initial investigation, the front tire of the Metro Shuttle bus with plate number LXA 731 exploded causing it to careen on the other side of the road, smashing into the Bachelor Express bus.

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