By: L.N. Reklai

June 20, 2017 (Koror, Palau) A 39 year-old Filipino national died in a fatal accident after two vans collide on the Compact Road between Koskai and Ibobang late yesterday afternoon.

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The two vans, a Chinese tour van with 9 passengers collided with a van belonging to PRA Farm with two passengers, a Filipino national and a Chinese national.

The Filipino, Crisanto Ronquillo, an employee of PRA Farm was a passenger in the van. According to reports, the passenger side of the PRA van was smashed in and had to be pried open to remove Ronquillo. Mr. Crisanto Ronquillo died shortly after reaching the hospital.

Most of the passengers from the tour van sustained minor injuries and were treated and released.  Two including the driver/tour guide were still being monitored.

Farmer Qiaohua Fu, the driver of PRA Farm van stated that the white tour van was driving fast and into their lane, smashing into the passenger side of the van. He said he tried to swerve away from the van but didn’t make it.

None of the Chinese passengers in the other van could speak English to explain what happened and as of publication, no one including the police knows the name of the tour company in which the van is registered. [/restrict]