Six young boys between the ages of twelve and sixteen years were confirmed dead early Sunday morning at Jarumeh Koto in Sami District, CRR north, after a vehicle with registration number WCR 6924A ran into the victims who were celebrating a football victory in the central river region rural settlement.
Police sources also confirmed that nine others were seriously injured, including a 23-year-old lady. All the injured are currently in hospital receiving medical attention.
After abandoning the vehicle and taking to his heels, the truck driver is at large. A combined Police and Military search is underway to apprehend the fugitive driver, who’s believed to be a young man.
A search for the driver is in progress, and the victims are being evacuated to the Bansang Hospital, a police source in CRR told TAT.