Horror as ‘25 people are killed after fuel truck ploughs into motorcyclists in Jakarta’ | The Sun
A FUEL truck ploughed into a group of motorcyclists in Indonesia killing at least 25 people, reports say.
The Pertamina tanker smashed into a dozen motorcycles and other vehicles on a busy intersection near the capital Jakarta on Monday, injuring dozens of people, according to local media.
Harrowing footage captured the aftermath of the catastrophic collision as emergency services searched for survivors.
At least 25 people are believed to have been killed after the huge truck hurtled into a group of motorcyclists.
Their vehicles can be seen scattered across the road – and victims of the horror crash were also reportedly crushed under the fuel tanker.
Police are said to be still carrying rescuing people from the wreckage, according to CNN.
Authorities are also preparing heavy equipment to evacuate the trucks and vehicles.
The head of Lakalantas of the Bekasi City Metro Police, AKP Farida, announced they had confirmed 11 fatalities.
None of the victims have yet been identified.
The Director of Traffic of the Polda Metro Jaya, Kombes Latif Usman, is understood to be visiting the scene to assess the devastation.
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The cause of the collision on Jalan Alternative Cibubur, heading towards Cileungsi, Bekasi, has not yet been revealed by cops.
Locals have hit out at authorities for installing a new traffic light at the T junction, as today's smash marks the second fatal incident in the last month.
It has been reported that the motorcyclists were stopped at the red light when the truck collided with them.
Indonesian fuel firm Pertamina expressed its condolences for the victims in wake of the deadly accident.
They said in a statement: "PT Pertamina Patra Niaga expresses its apologies and deep condolences to the victim and the victim's family.
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"Currently, the victims are being handled.
"The cause of the accident is being investigated in collaboration with the authorities."
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