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25 People Dead After A 37 Seater Bus Plunged Into A River In Indonesia

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Authorities in Indonesia says that not less 25 people died, with another 13 injured, after a bus plunged down a steep ravine and landed in a river

local media, Pagar Alam said Some 37 passengers, plus a driver, were onboard the bus in South Sumatra province when it plunged around 150m (1,600ft) on Monday night said it was going to the city of Palembang located several hours away.

Authorities have deployed 120 rescue workers to help survivors and retrieve the dead. Police chief Dolly Gumara said the police were currently “prioritizing” evacuating survivors and called for victims’ families to identify their relatives at the hospital.

He said the cause of the accident is being investigated as the bus left Bengkulu city, on Sumatra island, earlier on Monday. The accident happened at the Liku Lematang area at around 23:15 local time (16:15 GMT).

Roads around the site of the accident have been closed and police say they have issued warnings to motorists.

 

 

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