Traffic accident kills 11, injures 19 in Indonesia

JAKARTA, Aug. 31 (Xinhua) — A road accident in Indonesia’s West Java province on Wednesday killed 11 people and injured 19 others, including several children, official sources said.

Jakarta Police Traffic Director, Senior Commissioner Latif Usman, said the incident happened on a road near an elementary school.

A truck crashed into a bus stop where elementary school students were congregating after school and then hit a pole, which fell on another car and two motorcycles, the official said.

Jakarta Search and Rescue Bureau spokesman Ramli Prasetyo said many of the victims were children and all of the injured were taken to two nearby hospitals.