At least 25 people were killed when a bus plunged into a river in Indonesia late Monday night, according to police.
Another 13 people were injured on an intercity bus from Bengkulu province to Palembang, the capital of neighboring South Sumatra province.
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The bus plunged into a 150-meter (500-foot) deep gorge just before midnight (1600 UTC), local police spokeswoman Dolly Gumala told AFP on Tuesday.
“It hit a concrete barrier and fell into a canyon. Some people are still trapped inside the vehicle,” Gumara said.
Berty Kowas, captain of the rescue team, told Metro TV: “Currently the evacuation is underway and some divers are looking for (the victims) around the bus.”
The vehicle was approaching a steep bend in Perahu Dipo village, Pagaralam district, when it plunged into a ravine and then into a river.
js/mm (AFP, DPA)
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