Bus plunges into deep ravine in Indonesia and leaves many dead

A bus has fallen 150 feet down in a river on the island of Sumatra has left at least 24 people dead. at Least 24 people are dead after a bus crash in a deep c

Bus plunges into deep ravine in Indonesia and leaves many dead

A bus has fallen 150 feet down in a river on the island of Sumatra has left at least 24 people dead.

at Least 24 people are dead after a bus crash in a deep canyon on the island of Sumatra in Indonesia. 13 others are injured.

this was stated by The indonesian police on Tuesday.

the Bus with dozens of passengers ran of the road and fell 150 metres down a ravine in the province of Sydsumatra just before midnight Monday.

the Bus ended up in a river, informs the spokesman for the local police Dolly Gumara Tuesday.

- The drove into a concrete barrier on the road, before it crashed in the gorge. Some people are still trapped inside the bus, the spokesman said, adding that no other vehicles were involved in the accident.

rescue workers have been deployed to help search for survivors, while the injured have been brought to the hospital.

the Accident occurred in a remote and steep area near the town of Pagar Alam, hampering rescue efforts.

the Bus left the province of Bengkulu in the direction of Pagar Alam with 27 passengers on board. But survivors have told the police that there were around 50 people on board when the accident happened.

- Some passengers had apparently been picked up on the road, so it is possible that even more people missing in the river, says polititalsmand Dolly Gumara.

He adds that the police are investigating the cause of the accident.

road traffic Accidents occur regularly in Indonesia, where vehicles are often old and the roads are poorly maintained.

as late as in september, at least 21 people killed when a bus drove down into a ditch on the island of Java.

several months earlier lost 12 lives, when a passenger and a bus driver came up to each other's throats while driving.

the Bus crashed into two cars, like that caused a truck accident.

This accident happened also on Java.

/ritzau/AFP

Updated Date: 24 December 2019, 05:00

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