SIDOARJO - Mud coming out from a Lapindo Brantas gas well covered the railway track again. This time the flooding occurred in the village of Ketapang Keres, Porong. The mud reached a height of some 20 centimeters and was able to flow onto the track after one of the dams that has been built in a hurry to stop the flow of mud, gave way and collapsed partially. The mud has covered some 600 meters of railway track.
Despite the mud flowing onto the tracks, some trains continued passing the area as an emergency service, as was told by Sudarsono, a railway spokesman from the Surabaya office. The mud flow has covered the track a couple of times before and it now forced some 40 serviced trains to cancel their trips.