8 killed, dozens injured in Indonesia's bus crash


19th January, 2020 01:54:27 printer

8 killed, dozens injured in Indonesia's bus crash


Eight people were killed and 30 others wounded when a passenger bus overturned in Indonesia's West Java province on Saturday, media reported on Sunday.

The bus was carrying 58 domestic travellers who wished to visit the tourist destination of Tangkuban Perahu volcano in the province's district of Bandung Barat.

The cause of the fatal crash has not been found and the police are still conducting an investigation on the case.

Meanwhile, spokesman for the provincial police Saptono Erlangga said that 10 people suffered from serious wounds and 20 others got minor injuries.

All the victims of the fatal accident have been rushed to nearby Ciereng General Hospital in the district.

The driver was believed to have failed controlling the vehicle when passing the way-down Palasari road in Subang district, said district police Chief Teddy Fanani.

The provincial police banned old buses from passing a narrow and slopping route in the province's Puncak tourist resort following scores of bus accidents. Lacking of safety standards was blamed for the fatal bus crashes.