The Jakarta Post
The Jakarta Post/Jakarta
An app-based taxi was hit by a train at a railway crossing in Kampung Kandang, Jatake Village, Tangerang Regency, Banten, on Saturday afternoon.
South Tangerang Police criminal unit head Adj. Comr. Alexander Yurikho told The Jakarta Post on Sunday that the accident occurred at an ungated railway crossing on Saturday afternoon at 1 p.m.
The car was a red Kia Picanto that was carrying a family from Kampung Kandang to ITC Serpong Mall in South Tangerang.
"When the family was traveling to ITC Serpong Mall using an app-based taxi, the car was hit by a commuter train on the Maja-Tanah Abang route at a crossing. It dragged the car for about 100 meters,” Alexander said in a written statement.
“The car then bounced off and rolled over to the right side of the railway,” he added.
Of the eight people inside the car, four have been declared dead, namely Anis Amalia, 25, Nadia, 7, Adinda Putri Anisa, 4 and 5-month-old Patia.
Four other passengers were injured, namely Maya, 17, Veni, 13, Yana, 49 and the driver identified only as 43-year-old DS.
The four bodies have been taken to their family. The injured are being treated at the Hermina Hospital and Medika Hospital, both in South Tangerang.
The police plan to dig deeper into the case.
“But our main concern, for now, is the victim’s recovery,” he said.