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18 mourners killed in Indonesia as overcrowded pickup van collides with trailer truck
Reported by: Associated Press
Reported: Sunday, December 29, 2013 12:55 AM EST
Indonesian police say an overcrowded pickup van with dozens of mourners has slammed into a truck on the main island of Java, killing 18 people and injuring 14 others.
He said Sunday the vehicle was moving uncontrollably and collided with a trailer truck. The occupants were thrown from the pickup and 15, including two children, died instantly. The others died in the hospital.
Mustofa, who like many Indonesians uses a single name, said the driver of the pickup was arrested for reckless driving.
Road accidents are common in Indonesia, where safety standards are poor.