Tue, 30 May 2000

Bus torched after minor accident

JAKARTA (JP): Taman Sari residents torched a bus on Monday, after it accidentally hit a bajaj (three-wheeled taxi) on Jl. Mangga Dua Raya, Pinangsia area, West Jakarta.

The Mayasari bus no. 609, which serves the Kota-Pulogadung route, nudged the side of a passing bajaj in a minor accident at about 6:30 a.m. on Tuesday, West Jakarta Police chief Col. Adjie Rustam Ramdja said.

The bajaj driver was not badly hurt in the accident, driving on after it seemingly unconcerned.

"We did not even get the name of the bajaj driver. But the accident angered nearby residents. They beat up the bus's driver, Sukesna, very badly, before setting fire to the bus," Adjie said.

"It was just crazy." (ylt)