Eight killed in Indonesia train accident

August 16th, 2008 - 12:25 pm ICT by IANS  

Jakarta, Aug 16 (DPA) At least eight people were killed and 60 injured when two trains collided Saturday in Indonesia’s South Sumatra province of Lampung, police and media reports said. The accident took place at about 7.45 a.m. (0045 GMT) when a cargo train slammed into a passenger train in Bandar Lampung railway station. The freighter was carrying coal from Palembang in South Sumatra.

The injured were taken to hospitals in Bandar Lampung.

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