Train hits minibus carrying haj pilgrim families in Indonesia, killing 13
JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) - The police say a passenger train slammed into a minibus that was carrying families of haj pilgrims on Indonesia's Java island, killing 13 people and severely injuring six others.
West Java police spokesman Martinus Sitompul said the collision occurred at an unguarded crossing in Jenkok village in Indramayu district. The minibus was packed with 19 people who were returning from sending off haj pilgrims.
He said four children and the driver of the minibus were among the fatalities. The train was traveling from Jakarta to the Central Java town of Solo.
Train accidents are common on Indonesia's ageing railroad network, especially at crossings.