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Bogowonto train derailed after collision with truck CIREBON, WEST JAVA - An economy class train, the Bogowonto en route from Jakarta to Yogyakarta, derailed last evening after a collision with a truck on a railroad crossing in Ciledug, near the city of Cirebon in West Java.

No deaths were recorded, but train traffic on the so-called southern route, Cirebon - Banjar - Yogyakarta - Malang, has come to a complete stop. The derailed train has damaged the tracks and has not been removed yet. This can only start when heavy equipment has arrived at the scene.

The locomotive of the train, as well as seven of the carriages, have derailed and are located at just a few meters distance of houses of villages. Therefore it's a small miracle that no people have died in this accident. Hundreds of travelers have seen their tickets canceled though. The passengers on the train have been transported to Yogyakarta.

The driver of the truck has been questioned by the police. The truck broke down on the railroad crossing in the village of Karangsuwung. The speeding train - they can reach speeds of up to 90 kilometers per hour on this straight part of the route - was not able to stop in time.


The derailed locomotive and carriages of the Bogowonto train en route to Yogyakarta after a collision with a truck.



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Posted in Accidents @ 05 May 2014 07:52 CET by Jeroen · 'Blog' RSS feed · permalink






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