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Indonesia, March 11: Police and rescuers gave this information on Thursday. Local police chief Eko Prasetiyo Robbianto reported that the bus was carrying a group of Islamic secondary school students and their parents from the city of Subang in West Java to a pilgrimage site in Tasikamalaya District of the province on Wednesday It was then that this accident happened. He said that in this area of many slopes in Sumedang district, the driver could not control the bus and the bus fell into a 20 meter deep moat. Robianto said that the police is trying to find the cause of the accident, but the survivors of the accident say that the brakes of the vehicle were damaged.
Bandung search and rescue agency chief Deedan Ridwansah said the bodies and 35 injured of the 26 dead have been taken to a hospital and a nearby health center. He said that the rescuers are searching for another person trapped in the crashed bus. Ridwansah said that the condition of 13 injured is critical and the bus driver is also among the dead. Also read: American: Bharatvanshi Maju Varghese appointed Deputy Assistant to President Biden and Director of WHMO
In Indonesia, road accidents often occur due to poor safety standards and lack of infrastructure. In Sumatra Island, 35 people were killed when a passenger bus plunged into an 80 meter deep moat in December 2019. Similarly, in early 2018, 27 people died after a bus fell from a hill in West Java.