A collision amongst a commuter teach and a minibus on a degree crossing in the Indonesian money Jakarta on Sunday killed at least 16 individuals and wounded several other people, an formal stated.
“There have been 24 people inside the minibus. Sixteen men and women died which includes the driver, the rest are nevertheless being handled at hospitals,” Jakarta law enforcement spokesman Muhammad Iqbal mentioned.
A group from the ministry and the Countrywide Transportation Security Committee would be deployed to investigate the lead to of the crash, a transportation spokesman mentioned.
Eva Chairunisa, a spokeswoman for train operator Kereta Commuter Line, explained the accident occurred soon before nine:00am regional time when a train slammed into a packed minibus as it crossed a railway line in the north of the metropolis.
The bus drove earlier a closed gate at the amount crossing ahead of it was strike, she mentioned.
“No-one on the practice was hurt in the incident but several bus passengers died,” she said.
Ms Chairunisa mentioned the teach driver followed normal methods and sounded the horn to warn the bus prior to the incident took place.
The line was partly closed subsequent the collision.
Transportation incidents are common in Jakarta, where roads are intensely congested and buses and trains are often outdated and badly taken care of.
In 2013, seven people had been killed and scores far more wounded when a commuter teach collided with a fuel tanker at a stage crossing in Jakarta and burst into flames.
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