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Updated January 5th, 2024 at 12:46 IST

Trains collide on Indonesia's main island of Java, 3 dead

According to Hanapi, a Bandung-bound train from Surabaya, the capital of East Java province, hit a commuter train heading to Padalarang from the Cicalengka stat

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Jakarta: Two trains collided in Indonesia on Friday, leaving three people dead. The accident was reported on Indonesia’s main island of Java. The accident led several carriages to overturn. 

New agency AP quoted Ayep Hanapi, a spokesperson for PT Kereta Api Indonesia, the national railways, as saying that the accident happened about 500 metres (yards) from the Cicalengka train station in West Java's Bandung city.

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According to Hanapi, a Bandung-bound train from Surabaya, the capital of East Java province, hit a commuter train heading to Padalarang from the Cicalengka station.

At least three people were killed and several others injured, West Java Police spokesperson Ibrahim Tompo said.

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Television video showed several carriages overturned or badly mangled and ambulances evacuating the injured. One carriage plunged into a nearby field.

The cause of the accident was being investigated.

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Train accidents are common on Indonesia's aging railroad network, especially at crossings.

(With AP inputs)

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Published January 5th, 2024 at 08:32 IST

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