April 14, 2006

Indonesia train crash kills 12, injures 14: police

JAKARTA (Reuters) - A train crash in Indonesia's Central
Java province early on Saturday killed 12 people and injured
14, police said.

The accident occurred when two trains bound from Jakarta to
Surabaya, Indonesia's second city, collided, a police official
at Gubug near the crash site said.

"The victims are 12 killed and 14 injured. Three of (the
injured) are in serious condition," police official Winarno
told Reuters.

Train crashes and other transport accidents are relatively
frequent in Indonesia, where infrastructure has strained to
keep pace with population and economic growth.