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Indonesia bus accident kills 13

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YOGYAKARTA, Indonesia: At least 13 people were killed and dozens more injured after a tour bus carrying factory workers to a beach holiday crashed in Bantul, Yogyakarta police confirmed the accident.

Forty-seven passengers were onboard in the bus which headed from Sukoharjo in Central Java to a family gathering in Yogyakarta province, bus had been going down a steep ramp when the driver lost control of the vehicle, the police chief told local media. He further said the driver was among those killed.

Deadly traffic accidents are common in the archipelago nation of 270 million, where vehicles are often old and poorly maintained and road rules are routinely ignored.

In March last year, a bus plunged into a ravine in West Java province, killing 29 people. In late 2019, at least 35 people were killed when a bus plunged into a ravine on the island of Sumatra.

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