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Jakarta, May 8 – A bus carrying 50 people plunged into a river in Indonesia’s Central Java province, leaving one dead and 30 others wounded, officials said.
The accident in Tegal regency occurred at around 8:00 a.m. local time on Sunday, and it was allegedly caused by a brake failure, spokesman for the national search and rescue office, Yusuf Latief, was quoted by Xinhua news agency as saying.
“The bus was being parked and when the driver tried to warm up the engine, the bus suddenly moved toward the river,” he told the news agency over the phone.
Rescuers from the local search and rescue office along with volunteers immediately came to the scene and helped with rescuing the victims, he said, adding that the rescuers found one victim dead and over 30 injured people were sent to nearby health facilities.
Head of Police Office of Tegal regency Mohammad Sajarod Zakun said that the bus was carrying 50 people when the accident happened, and police would further investigate the accident.