33 die in Indonesia train collision

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Jakarta, 02 October 2010: At least 33 people were killed and a dozen injured early Saturday when two trains collided in Indonesia’s central Java province, officials said.


According to rescuers, three coaches were derailed and several passengers trapped in a coach, which was badly damaged in the accident, Xinhua reported.



The incident occurred around 3 am when train Argo Bromo Anggrek violated the traffic rule and hit the Bisnis Senja Jaya train in Petarukan town of Pemalang district, said Rindang Krisnoputro, a rescue official.


The injured have been rushed to two nearby hospitals, said Krisnoputro. "Their condition is horrible, with most of them suffering from broken bones and other serious injuries."



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