Wednesday, 19 August 2009

Truck accident kills 25 Central Kalimantan workers: Doctor

The Associated Press , Jakarta | Wed, 08/19/2009

A doctor claims at least 25 workers were killed while travelling in a dump truck that overturned at an oil palm plantation in Central Kalimantan.

Dr. Ratna Yuniarti told The Associated Press Wednesday that at least 26 others were admitted to a hospital for treatment after the accident.

The doctor described the hospital in the central town of Sampit in Central Kalimantan as being "overwhelmed with the victims."

The workers were being transported in the back of a dump truck Tuesday night when the driver swerved to avoid a patch of damaged road, resulting in the fatal accident.