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3 dead, 28 injured in Indonesia train collision: Officials

BANDUNG: Three people were killed and at least 28 injured when two trains collided on Indonesia’s main island of Java on Friday (Jan 5), officials said.

The crash took place at 6.03am local time near rice fields in Cicalengka in West Java province and left numerous train carriages overturned.

“We have identified one of the victims as the steward for the Turangga train. The rest have not been identified,” said Ayen Hanepi, a spokesman for railway operator PT KAI.

He said the collision involved the Turangga train, an intra-city line that runs from Surabaya in East Java to the city of Bandung, and a local train.

The Turangga train carried 287 passengers while 191 people were aboard the local commuter line, he said.

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