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JAKARTA, Indonesia (September 2, 2001 1:15 a.m. EDT) - Two trains collided Sunday on Indonesia's Java Island, killing 13 people and injuring at least 48, a railway official said.

The collision between a passenger train and a locomotive occurred around 4:00 a.m. in Cirebon station, 125 miles east of Jakarta, said Zainal Abidin, a spokesman for the state-owned railway company, PT Kereta Api.

Twenty of the injured are in serious condition in local hospitals, he said.

The cause of the accident was not immediately known. Officials have in the past blamed signal failure for similar collisions.

The passenger train was traveling from Jakarta to the popular tourist destination of Yogyakarta, in Central Java province, Abidin said.

There were no reports of foreigners being killed or injured in the accident, he said.

-- Rachel Gibson (, September 02, 2001

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