27 pilgrims killed in Indonesia
JAKARTA, Mar 11: A bus carrying dozens of pilgrims plunged down a steep ravine on Indonesia's Java island, killing at least 27 people including junior high school students, authorities said Thursday.
Rescuers worked through the night using cranes to pluck injured survivors from the wreckage after the fatal crash late Wednesday in West Java's Sumedang district.
The bus carrying 66 passengers was travelling on a winding, poorly lit road when it plunged down the 20-metre (65 foot) ravine, authorities said.
The driver and teenage passengers were among the dead, while 39 survived the accident.
"The fatalities are a mix of children and adults," Bandung rescue agency official Mamang Fatmono told AFP. -AFP