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10 Killed in Bus Accident in Indonesia

Sun 12 May 2024 | 06:18 PM
Israa Farhan

At least 10 individuals lost their lives and over 10 others sustained injuries in a devastating bus accident that occurred in the Subang regency of Indonesia's West Java province on Saturday.

According to Hery Marantika, the head of the province's search and rescue office, the tragic incident unfolded at 18:45 Jakarta time along Kampung Palasari Street.

Marantika's rescue team swiftly responded to the scene, undertaking the challenging task of evacuating the victims.

"I got reports that 10 people were killed and more than 10 others were wounded," he told Xinhua via phone.

Responders promptly transported severely injured individuals to Subang General Hospital for urgent medical attention, while those with minor injuries were directed to nearby health facilities.

The ill-fated bus, carrying more than 40 passengers, primarily comprised students returning from a recreational outing, as disclosed by Marantika.

Senior police officer Asep Setia Permana disclosed that the bus driver lost control of the vehicle due to brake failure, leading to collisions with two motorcycles before the bus overturned.

As of early Sunday, media reports have confirmed an increase in the death toll to 11 individuals, including six women and five men, as stated by West Java Police Chief Inspector General Ahmad Wiyagus to the Jakarta Globe.

The exact cause of the tragic accident remains under thorough investigation.