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Indonesia: At Least 3 Dead As Two Trains Collide On Main Island Of Java

According to Ayep Hanapi, a spokesperson for PT Kereta Api Indonesia, the national railways, the accident happened about 500 metres from the Cicalengka train station in West Java's Bandung city.

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Two commuter trains collided in Java Island of Indonesia
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In a massive accident, at least three people died as two commuter trains faced a head-on collision on Indonesia's main island of Java on Friday. The accident reportedly caused several carriages to buckle and overturn, officials said. 

According to Ayep Hanapi, a spokesperson for PT Kereta Api Indonesia, the national railways, the accident happened about 500 metres from the Cicalengka train station in West Java's Bandung city.

It has been told that a train travelling from Surabaya, the capital of East Java province, to Bandung hit a commuter train heading to Padalarang from the Cicalengka station.

Television video showed several carriages overturned or badly mangled and ambulances evacuating the injured. One carriage plunged into a nearby field.

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The cause of the accident was being investigated.

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