At least 17 killed, scores injured in bus incident in West Java, Indonesia

Baku, September 8, AZERTAC

At least 17 people were killed and scores others wounded as a bus carrying employees of a firm plunged into a ravine in Sukabumi district of West Java province in Indonesia on Saturday, police officer said, Xinhua news agency reported.

The bus carrying the employees of PT Catur Putra Group plunged into a 30-meter depth ravine when it was passing on Cikidang street at midday as the driver could not control the bus, police officer in charge of the district police office Hanapi told Xinhua over the phone.

The bus departing from Bogor district was heading to a tourist destination in Cikidang area for rafting, he added.

All the victims have been rushed into health clinics and a nearby hospital, the officer said.

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