Fri, 03 Nov 1995

From: Jawawa

Five killed in traffic accident

SURABAYA, East Java: Five people were killed, one fell into a coma and 13 other people were seriously wounded in a collision between a passenger bus and a trailer on Wednesday.

The speeding Garuda bus, en route from Jakarta to Ponorogo, collided head-on with a truck coming from the opposite direction on the Matualang road, Ngawi regency.

The Antara news agency identified the fatalities as bus driver Ade, 35, from Bogor, West Java; Sukro, 43, from Ponorogo; Isron, 56, from Madiun; and T. Pradita, 11, also from Madiun in East Java. Another victim was an unidentified man in a military uniform. (swe)