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Crowded bus overturns in western Indonesia, killing 16

February 20, 2015

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — A crowded bus overturned Friday on a toll road on Indonesia’s main island of Java and killed 16 people, police said.

About 50 other people including the bus driver were injured in the crash on Jatingaleh turnpike near Semarang, the capital of Central Java province, said Lt. Col. Pungki Bhuana of the local police.

He said the bus ran out of control and rolled over on a sharp bend, hitting a road divider before ending up on a gorge wall.

It was carrying members of a Quran recitation group back from the Central Java town of Pekalongan to Bojonegoro in East Java.

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