05 August 2009

Commuter trains collide in Bogor, many feared injured

Saving lives: Policemen rescue a locomotive engineer from a Pakuan Express train. The train smashed into an economic train in Bogor on Tuesday, killing one person and injuring dozens of others

A Pakuan Express Business Class carriage smashed into the rear of an Economy Class electric train in Bogor, a city south of Jakarta, at 10 a.m. this morning.

No official statement regarding injuries or casualties has been released yet. However, a passenger of the business class train, Danang, informed Sonora radio that an evacuation of the electric train passengers was underway.

“The rear car is the most severely damaged part of the train. There are many passengers squeezed between the two trains,” Danang reported. He added that he was seated in the middle car and sustained minor injuries due to the crash.

The Pakuan Express train was speeding when it hit the electric train, as it departed from a station near Goodyear tire plant. Both commuter trains were bound for Jakarta.

The Jakarta Post

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