Fri, 14 Jan 2000

42 people killed on the road

SEMARANG: A total of 42 people have been killed in road accidents in the three days before and after the Idul Fitri holiday, provincial police announced on Thursday.

Chief of traffic directorate Col. Utjin Sudiana said accidents have also left 61 people injured and resulted in Rp 200 million in financial losses.

The number of deaths represented a decrease from the 58 recorded during the same period last year, Utjin said.

He attributed human errors for most of the accidents, which mostly occurred in Wonosobo, Purwokerto, Surakarta, Sragen and Pekalongan regencies. (har/edt)