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Barili accident: Driver of car that fell off cliff may have been drunk

By: Paul Lauro - Multimedia Correspondent - CDN Digital | January 09,2024 - 08:46 AM

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This is a closeup of the car that fell off a cliff on January 8 which led to the death of one of its passengers a female Russian tourist. The driver and another passenger are also foreigners. | Paul Lauro

CEBU CITY, Philippines – The tragedy in Barili town, southwestern Cebu that claimed the life of a Russian woman may have been a result of driving under the influence of alcohol.

Police in Barili town confirmed that they found three bottles of liquor inside the ill-fated sedan that fell off from a coastal cliff last Monday, January 8.

Around 3 p.m. on Monday, the Toyota Vios carrying three Russian nationals while traversing the national highway in Sitio Tayong, Brgy. Guibuangan, suddenly overturned and then fell into a 200-foot drop from a cliff.

READ: Tourist dead, 2 more injured after car fell into sea in Barili, Cebu

The impact led to the death of one of the passengers, identified as Irina Akcehoba Aksenova, 43.

Aksenova’s companions, Arcehob Akssenov Georgii and the driver Iurii Sergeevich Samminskii, survived the accident. Both men were rushed to a nearby hospital for treatment of the injuries they sustained.

READ: Cebu road accidents: 1 dead as 3 cars fall off ravines

All three Russian tourists came from Moalboal town and were bound for Cebu City at that time, police added.

Barili is a second-class municipality located approximately 56 kilometers southwest of Cebu City.


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