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World Indonesia bus plunge kills two dozen pilgrims

06:16  11 march  2021
06:16  11 march  2021 Source:   afp.com

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JAKARTA, Indonesia — A tourist bus plunged into a ravine on Indonesia ’s main island of Java after its brakes apparently malfunctioned, killing at least 26 people and injuring 35 others, police and rescuers said Thursday. The bus was carrying a group of Islamic junior high school students and their parents from the West Java province town of Subang to a pilgrimage site in the province’s Tasikmalaya district when the accident happened late Wednesday on a winding road, said local police chief Eko Prasetyo Robbyanto.

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A bus carrying dozens of pilgrims plunged down a steep ravine on Indonesia's Java island, killing at least 27 people including junior high school students, authorities said Thursday.

a truck driving down a street next to a forest: Rescuers worked through the night using cranes to pluck injured survivors from the wreckage after the fatal crash in Indonesia © BAGUS AHMAD Rescuers worked through the night using cranes to pluck injured survivors from the wreckage after the fatal crash in Indonesia

Rescuers worked through the night using cranes to pluck injured survivors from the wreckage after the fatal crash late Wednesday in West Java's Sumedang district.

The bus carrying 66 passengers was travelling on a winding, poorly lit road when it plunged down the 20-metre (65 foot) ravine, authorities said.

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JAKARTA, March 11 (Xinhua) -- Twenty six people were killed and dozens were wounded after a bus carrying 62 people fell into a ravine in Indonesia 's western province of West Java on Wednesday night, a senior official said earlier Thursday. The rescuers are struggling to pull out one person from the wreckage of the bus , Deden Ridwansyah, head of search and rescue office According to the police, the incident occurred when the bus driver could not control the vehicle when it was passing on the Wado Malangbong street in Sumedang district, then the bus plunged into a ravine, said Ridwansyah.

At least 26 people were killed and 14 others were injured after a bus with 50 passengers on board plunged down a hill and tumbled 150 meters into a ravine

The driver and teenage passengers were among the dead, while 39 survived the accident.

"The fatalities are a mix of children and adults," Bandung rescue agency official Mamang Fatmono told AFP.

Authorities said they were probing the accident's cause.

The bus was returning to the town of Subang from a religious pilgrimage site in West Java.

Traffic accidents are common in the Southeast Asian archipelago, where vehicles are often old and poorly maintained and road rules regularly flouted. 

In late 2019, at least 35 people were killed when a bus plunged into a ravine on the island of Sumatra.

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© CHAIDEER MAHYUDDIN / AFP Most public schools require schoolgirls to wear Islamic clothing from primary school onwards. Siti Rouhani recalls the day her 17-year-old daughter came home in tears after being harassed for not wearing the Islamic veil at her school in Indonesia, the country with the largest Muslim population in the country. world. "She was begging me to allow her to leave this school and go to another because she was being targeted by her class and the older students" .

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