Scores injured as practice derails in West Java, Indonesia

JAKARTA, March 10 (Xinhua) — Scores of people were wounded after a train derailed in Bogor district of West Java province on Sunday, head of community police in the district Agus Priyonyo said.

The incident took place at 10:30 a.m. Jakarta time when the train arrived in Kebon Pedes station, he told Xinhua over phone.

Spokesman of Transport Ministry Hengky Setiawan said that officials are carrying out inventory on the number of injured persons in the train with route of Jakarta to Bogor district.

The spokesman said the incident occurred after a power pole collapsed and hit the train, however, an investigation is being carried out to find out exact cause of the incident.

“There are some witnesses saying that electricity pole collapse as the cause of the incident, but investigation is getting underway now,” he told Xinhua.

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