October 2nd, 2010
09:07 AM ET

Indonesian train crash kills 34

A crash involving two trains in central Indonesia Saturday killed 34 people and injured 36, officials said.

The crash occurred when a train traveling from Semarang in Central Java to the capital of Jakarta was struck from behind by another train headed to Jakarta from Surabaya in East Java, according to Bambang Ervan, transport ministry spokesman.

Four coaches have been lifted off the track, and one remains, said Sugeng Priyono, spokesman for the Indonesian railway company. Many people were crushed in the last carriage of the first train, which was stationary when the other train slammed into it, survivors said.


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  1. Floria sigmundi

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    October 2, 2010 at 3:40 pm | Report abuse |
  2. sweet

    why was it stationary?

    October 3, 2010 at 9:12 am | Report abuse |