Asia Briefs: Train-bus collision in Jakarta kills 16

Train-bus collision in Jakarta kills 16

JAKARTA • A collision between a commuter train and a minibus on a level crossing in the Indonesian capital Jakarta yesterday killed at least 16 people and injured several others, an official said.

"There were 24 people inside the minibus, 16 people died, including the driver, the rest are still being treated at hospitals," a Jakarta police spokesman said.


Chinese checkpoint 'attacked by mob'

LONDON • A checkpoint in a remote part of China's Inner Mongolia region was attacked by a large mob of masked individuals yesterday, according to state media.

About 100 attackers beat staff and destroyed buildings before escaping, according to the China News Agency, reported the BBC. Some 13 people were injured in the early morning raid in Ejin Banner county.

PKR deputy head barred from Sarawak

KUCHING • Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR) vice- president Nurul Izzah Anwar, who was scheduled to announce the party's Sarawak election candidates yesterday night, has been barred from entering the state.

When she landed at Kuching International Airport at 4pm, Ms Nurul was told that she had been barred from entry.

PKR's Seri Andalas assemblyman Xavier Jayakumar, who was travelling with her, claimed immigration officers said the ban order came directly from Sarawak Chief Minister Adenan Satem.


A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on December 07, 2015, with the headline 'Asia Briefs: Train-bus collision in Jakarta kills 16'. Print Edition | Subscribe