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Indonesia: 15 dead in Cianjur road accident


Cianjur, (The Jakarta Post):

The police report that 15 people have died in a road accident in Cianjur, West Java. The accident was caused by brake failure in an oil tanker truck that proceeded to hit several vehicles.

“After hitting several cars the truck driver tried to stop by driving into the fence of a house located near the road. The truck then over turned,” West Java Police spokesman Sr. Comr. Martinus Sitompul said on Saturday.

According to the police preliminary accident report, the dead comprised eight men and seven women. He added that the police had as yet only managed to identify two of the victims, Ahmad Noval Fauzi and Zaenal Samsudin.

Martinus said the truck driver, Manan, who is currently in a critical condition, has been named a suspect. Manan will be questioned when he is fit enough.

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