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Last Updated: Thursday, 19 May, 2005, 15:42 GMT 16:42 UK
Indonesia train crash kills seven
At least seven people have been killed and many more injured in a collision between two trains on Indonesia's Sumatra island.

A packed passenger train ploughed into a stationary coal train near the town of Bandar Lampung, 250km (155 miles) north-west of Jakarta, say police.

Local radio reports that rescuers have been attempting to reach survivors trapped inside the train's coaches.

The passenger train was travelling from Palembang to Bandar Lampung.

"At least seven people have been found dead," police chief Col Abdul Muis told local radio.

He said hundreds were injured and that many had been taken to nearby hospitals and public clinics.


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