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80 injured in Indonesia train roof collapse

It is common in Jakarta that many passengers sit on the roof due to the lack of space inside.

india Updated: Mar 03, 2006 17:07 IST

Over 80 passengers of a commuter train in Jakarta were injured on Friday morning after the roof in one carriage collapsed with many people sitting on it.

The train departed from the Jakarta suburb of Rangkasbitung, with four carriages transporting hundreds of commuter workers.

It is common in Jakarta that many passengers sit on the roof due to the lack of space inside.

"This time too many people were on the roof. The number of passengers is more three times than usual today," Railway Director Soemino Ekosaputro told reporters at the scene.

Soemino said state-run railway firm PT Kereta Api and insurance firm Jasa Raharja would pay medical costs for the injured passengers, including those who did not have tickets.