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PLANE OVERSHOOTS RUNWAY, HITS HOUSES, CLUB; 3 KILLED

A Philippine Airlines passenger plane overshot a runway after landing in central Bacolod city Sunday, smashing into a row of houses and a disco club. Officials said three people were killed and 100 injured.

Airport tower supervisor Rafael Dolfo said Airbus 320 plowed through a low concrete perimeter barrier, crossed a creek and hit a row of houses before coming to a stop on the shoulder of a highway across from Bacolod's main commercial and entertainment center.

The plane's two engines and wheels broke off and fell in the creek, witnesses said.

Ric Egona, general manager of the Bacolod airport, about 300 miles southeast of Manila, confirmed at least three people were killed after being pinned on the ground by the plane.

About 100 people, including passengers and people on the ground, were injured and taken to several hospitals. Some were seriously injured, including the pilot.

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