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24 Dec 2019

At least 26 dead in bus plunge

A bus plunged down a steep ravine and landed in a river in Indonesia, killing at least 26 people and injuring 13 others.

At about 11.15 p.m. (local time) last night, there were approximately 50 passengers on board the bus in South Sumatra when it fell some 150 m (500 ft).

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Rescuers search for survivors after the bus plunged into the ravine
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The bus had left Bengkulu and was heading for Palembang, a journey of several hours, when the tragedy happened.

About 120 rescuers are searching for survivors and an investigation into the cause of the crash is under way.


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