5 dead, 90 injured in Indonesian train accident
At least five people were killed and over 90 injured when a passenger train derailed in Indonesia.india Updated: Jan 16, 2007 10:30 IST
At least five people were killed and over 90 injured when a passenger train derailed in Indonesia's Central Java province, railway officials said on Tuesday.
The accident occurred just before midnight on Monday when the west-bound train derailed in Banyumas district, about 350 km southeast of Jakarta, said Nina, a railway official.
The Bengawan economy class train, left the Central Java city of Solo and was bound for Jakarta's Tanah Abang railway station when one of its 12 coaches fell into a six-metre deep river in Cilongok village, reports said.
The train derailed at a sharp curve on a bridge while crossing the river, according to the detik.com online news service.
The injured were admitted to hospitals in nearby Purwokerto town.
A team from the National Transportation Safety Committee was dispatched to the scene to determine the exact cause of the accident.
First Published: Jan 16, 2007 10:30 IST