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20 Dead in Philippines Bus Crash on Way to Christmas Mass

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Roxas Boulevard in Manila, Philippines

Roxas Boulevard in Manila, Philippines. Photo: Mike Gonzalez.

TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Twenty pilgrims were killed Monday in a head-on bus collision while travelling to Christmas Day mass in the northern Philippines, police said.

A small bus taking an extended family to a dawn church service crashed into a larger bus in the town of Agoo, 200km north of Manila, killing 20 on board, Agoo police said.

The nine other occupants of the small bus were injured, as were 15 travelling on the bigger bus, police said, AFP reported.

“They were trying to catch a mass in Manaoag,” police Officer Vanessa Abubo told AFP, referring to a nearby town with a famous Catholic church.

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