33 killed in Indonesia train collisionBy IANS
Friday, October 1, 2010
JAKARTA - At least 33 people were killed and a dozen injured early Saturday when two trains collided in Indonesia’s central Java province, officials said.
According to rescuers, three coaches were derailed and several passengers trapped in a coach which was badly damaged in the accident, Xinhua reported.
The incident occurred around 3 a.m. when train Argo Bromo Anggrek violated the traffic rule and hit the Bisnis Senja Jaya train in Petarukan town of Pemalang district, said Rindang Krisnoputro, a rescue official.
The injured have been rushed to two nearby hospitals, said Krisnoputro. “Their condition is horrible, with most of them suffering from broken bones and other serious injuries.”