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Jakarta Post

Tour bus accident in Lake Toba area injures nine Malaysians

  • Apriadi Gunawan

    The Jakarta Post

Karo, North Sumatra   /   Sun, December 2, 2018   /   11:23 am
Tour bus accident in Lake Toba area injures nine Malaysians A minibus transporting nine Malaysian tourists overturned on a road in Tongging village in Karo, near Lake Toba in North Sumatra on Nov. 29. (JP/Apriadi Gunawan)

Nine Malaysian tourists were injured after the minibus they were riding in overturned in Tongging tourism village, Karo regency, North Sumatra, on Thursday.

Karo Police chief Adj. Sr. Comr. Benny Hutajulu said there were no fatalities in the accident and none of the victims sustained serious injuries, he said.

“They were released from the hospital today,” Benny said Friday.

Benny said the tourists wanted to see Toba Lake but, en route, the minibus transporting the nine people upended. 

Police are investigating the cause of the accident, he went on.

The government has promoted the Lake Toba area as one of its 10 destinations called "the next Balis". Among the 10, Lake Toba is a priority. Other destinations are Bangka Belitung Islands, Tanjung Lesung in Banten, Thousand Islands in Jakarta, Borobudur temple in Central Java, Mount Bromo in East Java and Mandalika in West Nusa Tenggara. Komodo Island in East Nusa Tenggara, Wakatobi National Park in Southeast Sulawesi and Morotai Island in North Maluku. (evi)