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Jakarta Post

Bus overturns, kills one high school student in West Java

  • News Desk

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Sun, April 21, 2019   /   02:48 pm
Bus overturns, kills one high school student in West Java Illustration of a car accident (Shutterstock/arda savasciogullari)
A student of SMA 3 high school in Sukabumi, West Java died on a bus while on a field trip after the bus overturned and crashed into a tree in the early hours of Sunday.

Several other students and their teachers on the bus were critically injured.

Sukabumi Police Traffic Corps chief Comr. Adj. Galih Bayu Raditya said the bus – owned by City Trans Utama – had been carrying a group of high school students and teachers from a field trip in neighboring Bandung, West Java when it suddenly overturned and crashed into a large tree on a road shoulder.

“We are still investigating the accident. We suspect the driver had dozed off, but we cannot be certain at the moment,” Galih said as quoted by Antara news agency.

He went on to say that students and their teachers had been crushed by their seats as the bus collided with the tree.

Survivors of the accident have been taken to Jampang Kulon Hospital in Sukabumi for medical treatment.

“We have yet to complete our casualty count, but officers on the field reported that one student has been killed,” Galih said. (rfa)