Jeepneys like the one which plunged into the ravine. Photo: iStock

Six Filipinos were killed and 18 injured when a jeepney fell into a ravine in Libon, Albay, in the Philippines.

On Tuesday afternoon, at least 30 passengers were onboard the vehicle which was heading to a village in the province. The jeep fell into a ravine at Sitio Hulandig in Barangay San Jose, GMA News reported.

Police Major Maria Luisa Calubaquib, the Philippine National Police spokesperson, said the incident happened at about 3:30 pm and was reported to Libon police by San Jose village chief Benjur Soloomo.

The driver lost control after suffering brake failure at a sharp turn, which resulted in the vehicle plunging into the ravine. After the accident, the driver fled the scene, while the injured passengers were taken to Pantao District Hospital in Libon.

In a report by the Philippine Star, the jeepney was heading to Barangay Centro Poblacion when it went into the ravine, which was about 169 feet deep.

The police are looking for the driver, identified as Rolando Casin Olade. The identities of the six fatalities and 18 injured have not been released.

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