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Sep 11, 2000 - 12:07 AM

Indonesian Train Crash Kills 16

The Associated Press

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) - At least 16 people were killed and dozens injured in a train crash on Indonesia's main island of Java, news reports said Monday.

A packed passenger train collided head-on Sunday with a freight train near Ketanggan village, about 330 miles east of Jakarta, The Jakarta Post said. Local police said rescue workers were still searching through the tangled wreckage for more victims.

There have been a series of fatal train accidents in Indonesia this year, most caused by human error.

-- Carl Jenkins (, September 11, 2000

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