BREAKING NEWS: At Least 14 Killed In Indonesia Bus Crashdkmngr September 8, 2018 0 COMMENTS
News coming to us from Channelstv has it that At least 14 people died and several others were injured when a bus carrying domestic tourists crashed and plunged into a ravine on the Indonesian island of Java, police said Saturday.
The crash happened when the bus with at least 30 people on board was heading to a holiday spot in Sukabumi region, West Java.
“The general hospital reported that there are at least 14 bodies in the morgue,” local police chief Nasriadi, who uses only one name, told AFP, adding that police are still collecting data on the injured.
Victims who were injured had been taken to several local hospitals.
The bus was part of a four-bus tour from Jakarta heading to a rafting spot in Pelabuhan Ratu, Sukabumi.
Passengers from other buses who arrived safely at the destination told the police they had seen smoke coming from the engine of the bus before it embarked on the journey.
Authorities have issued repeated warnings that the route where the accident occurred was not suitable for buses due to the narrowness of the road and multiple tight corners.
On Friday, another bus carrying 21 people also crashed in the same region, killing one and injuring the rest.
In February at least 27 people died when a bus with 40 domestic tourists on board hit a motorbike and crashed in Subang region, also in West Java.