33 killed in Indonesia train collision (Lead)

October 2nd, 2010 - 10:32 am ICT by IANS  

Jakarta, Oct 2 (IANS) At least 33 people were killed and a dozen injured early Saturday when two trains collided in Indonesia’s central Java province, officials said.

According to rescuers, three coaches were derailed and several passengers trapped in a coach which was badly damaged in the accident, Xinhua reported.

The incident occurred around 3 a.m. when train Argo Bromo Anggrek violated the traffic rule and hit the Bisnis Senja Jaya train in Petarukan town of Pemalang district, said Rindang Krisnoputro, a rescue official.

The injured have been rushed to two nearby hospitals, said Krisnoputro. “Their condition is horrible, with most of them suffering from broken bones and other serious injuries.”

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