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Last Updated: Thursday, 30 June, 2005, 13:24 GMT 14:24 UK
Rush-hour trains crash in Jakarta
At least two people have been killed and more than 80 injured in a train crash during the evening rush-hour in the Indonesian capital, Jakarta.

One of the trains involved is said to have been stationary when it was hit from behind by another train.

Local television footage showed hundreds of people, some with blood on their clothes and face, at the site.

According to a Reuters photographer, rescuers managed to clear the trains within 90 minutes of the crash.

The rescue operation was slowed down by heavy rain.

The crash took place just outside a busy station at around 1625 local time (0925 GMT).

The moving train was believed to be a commuter train travelling from the town of Bogor, 60 km (37 miles) south of Jakarta.

The train it hit had reportedly stopped because another train on the line ahead was having problems.

Trains are a cheap and popular mode of transport in Indonesia, often crowded and carrying passengers on the roof.


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