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At least 27 killed as bus crashes in Indonesia

The crash took place when the bus, which had 40 people on board, hit a motorbike while heading down a hill at speed in the Subang region of West Java province, causing it to roll over multiple times.

Reported by: India TV News Desk, Jakarta [ Published on: February 10, 2018 23:00 IST ]
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At least 27 people died and 16 others suffered injuries on Saturday when a bus carrying domestic tourists crashed on the Indonesian island of Java.

The crash took place when the bus, which had 40 people on board, hit a motorbike while heading down a hill at speed in the Subang region of West Java province, causing it to roll over multiple times.

Most of the passengers, who were on their way to a hot spring, were from South Tangerang in Java's Banten province. 

All victims have been evacuated from the bus and most have been taken to a local hospital, officers said. 

Television footage showed police, soldiers and medical personnel evacuating the victims from the upside-down bus.

Police are investigating the cause of the collision but said they suspect that the brakes failed.

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