Four dead, dozen injured in Indonesia train collision

Four people have been reportedly killed and many others injured after two trains carrying hundreds of passengers collided in Indonesia on Friday.

The crash between an intra-city train carrying 287 passengers and a local line with 191 onboard took place at 6:03 am local time, 1103 GMT, near Cicalengka.

An Indonesia Railway company known as (KAI), disclosed this on its official X handle (Formerly Twitter) on Friday.

The caption titled “Train accidents on the Haurpugur-Cicalengka (Bandung) route” read, “All train passengers who had an accident survived.

“22 passengers were injured and were receiving treatment at the nearest hospital.

“KAI is deeply saddened and expresses condolences for the death of four train officers, consisting of: Engineer, Assistant Engineer, Steward, and Security, as a result of the Train Accident.”

In November 2023, a collision between a train and a minibus at a level crossing in Lumajang, East Java province, claimed at least 11 lives and injured several others.

In 2015, 16 people were killed after a commuter train crashed into a minibus on a level crossing in the capital Jakarta.

In 2013, seven people were killed and scores more injured when a commuter train collided with a fuel tanker in Jakarta and burst into flames.

Credit: X | KAI121

Kehinde Olusegun

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