Nepalese killed, 7 classmates hurt in accident on SCTex | Global News

Nepalese killed, 7 classmates hurt in accident on SCTex

/ 04:51 PM October 30, 2011

ANGELES City, Philippines—A Nepalese student of an aviation school in Metro Manila was killed while seven of his classmates were hurt when the vehicle they were riding in turned turtle along the Clark Freeport section of the Subic-Clark-Tarlac Expressway (SCTEx) on Saturday.

Chief Inspector Melencio Santos, acting chief of the Angeles City traffic management and enforcement unit, said Nikhil Adhikari, 23, died while being taken to the Angeles University Foundation Medical Center.

Aldwin Benedict Ednalino, 16, a resident of Sta. Cruz, Zambales, was in critical condition at the Mount Carmel Medical Center in the City of San Fernando.


Santos said Adhikari and Ednalino were thrown out of their Isuzu Crosswind as it rolled four times before hitting the highway’s steel railings.


The other injured students were identified as Marc Jonathan Ong, 20, the driver; Nepalese students Arum Basnet, 21, Milan Neupane, 22, Rajiv Rimal, 22, and Bibek Baral, 22; and Filipino-Iranian Ramin Teimori, 21.

Police said the group was on its way to the Subic Bay Freeport when they saw the Omni Aviation Complex at the right side of the road.

Ong told investigators that they were all looking at the complex when he noticed that the vehicle was about to occupy the emergency lane. This prompted him to steer to the left and step on the brakes, causing the vehicle to roll over.

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