Mon, 17 Apr 2000

Train derails in Tugu

YOGYAKARTA: At least six of the 12 railways cars of Argowilis express train derailed just minutes after it left Tugu Station here on Sunday on its way to Jakarta.

A few of the 450 passengers on board suffered slight injuries in the accident, which occurred around 9 a.m.

The train was plying the Surakarta-Jakarta route with a stop in Yogyakarta.

Purnomo, an official of state PT Kereta Api Indonesia, said the cause of the accident was a wooden sleeper that had rotted.

By noon, engineers had fixed the tracks and train schedules resumed to normal. (44)