2 Oct 2010

Dozens killed in Indonesian train collision

9:46 pm on 2 October 2010

Dozens of people were killed or badly injured when two trains collided in Indonesia's central Java province on Saturday.

Hospital officials say more than 30 people were killed, although other reports have put the death toll higher.

The local news agency Antara put the death toll at 33, with many more injured.

The accident happened at a train station in Petarukan Pemalang, on the north coast of central Java, when an overnight train from Jakarta collided at high speed with a stationary train.

Local television showed several carriages had overturned or were badly mangled.

Police say a traffic management error was to blame for the accident.