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Indonesia corrects death toll in Sunday’s train-bus collision


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Jakarta: A regional railway department in Indonesia’s South Sumatra province on Monday corrected the number of deaths in a train-bus collision to one victim after initial reports said five.

“After confirming with the regional hospital handling the traffic accident, there was one fatality,” said Azhar Zaki Assjari, public relations manager of the local railway department PT KAI Divre IV Tanjung Karang.

At around 1.10 p.m. local time on Sunday, a train crashed into a bus at a crossing in East Ogan Komering Ulu Regency. Assjari on Sunday said five people were killed in the accident in a written statement. He has apologised for the error.

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