10 killed in bus accident in Indonesia's West Java province

10 killed in bus accident in Indonesia
# 12 May 2024 00:30 (UTC +04:00)

Ten people were killed and more than 10 others wounded in a bus accident in Subang regency of Indonesia's West Java province on Saturday, a rescuer said, APA reports citing Xinhua.

The accident occurred at 18:45 Jakarta time at Kampung Palasari street, said the province's head of search and rescue office Hery Marantika, whose personnel had been involved in evacuating the victims.

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

Those with serious injuries had been rushed to Subang General Hospital for treatment, while those with minor injuries had been sent to nearby health clinics, he said.

The bus was carrying over 40 people, most of whom were students returning from visiting a recreational destination, he said.

Senior police officer Asep Setia Permana said the bus driver could not control the vehicle after a brake failure occurred. The bus had hit two motorcycles before it rolled on, he added.

The cause of the accident is still under investigation.

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