21 killed as bus plunges into ravine in Indonesia

BANDUNG, Indonesia — Twenty-one people were killed Saturday when a tourist bus plunged into a ravine on Indonesia's main Java island, officials said.

The bus was carrying a group of employees from a private company from the West Java province town of Bogor to a tourist destination in West Java's Sukabumi district when the accident happened around midday.

In addition to the 21 dead, the nine others aboard the bus were seriously injured, said a spokesman at Pelabuhanratu hospital, Taufik, who uses one name.

Local police spokesman Trunoyudo Wisnu Andiko said the bus plunged into the 30-meter (98-foot) -deep ravine after the driver lost control of the vehicle in an area with a number of sharp inclines.

He said it was the last of four buses carrying employees of the PT Catur Putra Group who were reportedly on an outing to a rafting location near Pelabuhanratu.

Road accidents are common in Indonesia due to poor safety standards and infrastructure.

In February, 27 people were killed when a packed tourist bus returning from an outing plunged from a hill in Subang in West Java province. Two months later, two accidents in West Java's hilly resort region of Puncak killed at least 15 people.

Must Read

Chinese border calm as North Korea ramps up...

Sep 7, 2017

People in the Chinese city of Dandong along the border with North Korea say the global tensions...

Tibet to suspend foreign visits until after party...

Sep 25, 2017

A Chinese tourism official says visits by foreigners to Tibet will be suspended until the close of...

China rebukes Zara, Delta for calling Taiwan...

Jan 12, 2018

China rebukes Zara, Delta and Medtronic for calling Taiwan a country on their websites in a new...

Millions in China journey home for Lunar New Year

Feb 14, 2018

Millions in China are boarding trains, planes and automobiles in the travel rush ahead of Friday's...

China eases investment curbs as clash with US...

Jun 29, 2018

China is easing limits on foreign ownership in auto manufacturing, insurance and other fields but...

Latest News

Trending News

About Us

MalaysianTalks is a platform for every Malaysian to get the latest updates and insights on the entertainment news. We set out a mission to be Malaysia’s leading entertainment site.