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Bus accident caused 25 deaths in Indonesia

Komal FatimaWeb Editor

24th Dec, 2019. 11:33 am
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INDONESIA accident

At least 25 people have died and 13 have gotten injured in a bus accident that happened in Indonesia.

According to details, at least 25 people have died and 13 have gotten injured in a bus accident as the bus down in a ravine and fell into the river near South Sumatra.

37 people were traveling on the bus in South Sumatra province when it embarked on a ravine about 100 meters last night.

The investigation is underway to determine the reason for the accident.

The bus had departed from Bengkulu city earlier yesterday.

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Local media stated that it was traveling to the city of Palembang situated several hours away.

According to international media sources, the accident took place at 23:15 local time at Liku Lematang.

The police chief of Pagar Alam Dolly Gumara has informed the police were “prioritizing” evacuating survivors.

The victim’s family has been called at the hospital to recognize their relatives.

Roads near the site of the accident have also been blocked for transport.

Motorists have been given a warning by the police.

Given that a major 7.3-magnitude earthquake hit off the remote Maluku islands in eastern Indonesia three months ago on Jul 14, sending panicked residents running into the streets. No tsunami warning was issued.

The death toll has risen to 23 in the earthquake which struck the remote Maluku Islands in eastern Indonesia on Thursday morning, killing at least three people.

The strong earthquake of 6.5-magnitude brought disasters to different parts of Indonesia.

The quake struck about 165km south-southwest of the town of Ternate in North Maluku province at 6.28 pm local time, at a depth of 10km, according to the US Geological Survey.

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