A minimum of two dozen folks died and 13 others had been injured after a bus plunged right into a ravine in Indonesia, police stated.
The bus carrying dozens of passengers careered right into a 150-metre ravine in South Sumatra province simply earlier than midnight on Monday and ended up in a river, native police spokesman Dolly Gumara stated.
“It crashed into the concrete road barrier before plunging into the ravine. Some people are still trapped inside the bus,” Gumara stated, including no different car was concerned.
Search and rescue groups have been deployed to search for victims, Gumara stated, including injured survivors had been taken to hospital.
The accident occurred in a distant and steep space close to the city of Pagar Alam, hampering the efforts to rescue the victims.
The regional bus left Bengkulu province for Pagar Alam with solely 27 passengers however some survivors advised police there have been round 50 folks on board when the accident occurred.
“Some passengers were probably added along the way so there’s a possibility some more people are still missing in the river,” Gumara stated.
Visitors accidents are widespread in Indonesia, the place autos are sometimes previous and poorly maintained and highway guidelines repeatedly flouted.
In September, no less than 21 folks died when a bus plunged right into a ravine in West Java’s Sukabumi area.