TUBAN - Eight passengers of a bus died, while 13 others were wounded when their bus collided with a truck in the village of Socorejo, Tuban regency yesterday. All victims were residents of Sumber Mulyo village in the regency of Purbolinggo. They were among 65 people on board of a bus that was heading for a graveyard in the city of Kudus.
Indraswari, a doctor at R. Koesma regional public hospital, said that those killed in the accident had suffered major head wounds from the collision. A spokesperson for the local police said that the bus driver violated traffic signs when it passed a car. A truck traveling at high speed came from the opposite direction and collided with the bus. Wounded victims were brought to the R. Koesma hospital and Jenu pubic health center.