The military says a dump truck transporting workers to a palm oil plantation has plunged into a ravine in the southern Philippines, killing nine people and injuring 53.
Army spokesman Maj. Eugenio Julio Osias says soldiers helped retrieve the injured after the truck veered off the road and cascaded down the ravine Friday in Opol town in Misamis Oriental province.
It is not clear what caused the accident.
Trucks are often used to carry workers in the Philippines.
Many accidents in the country are blamed on poorly maintained vehicles and roads, inadequate driver training and weak traffic law enforcement.