Passenger Bus Crashes into Ravine in Indonesia Killing 24 People

The Authorities Believe the Bus's Brakes Malfunctioned

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At least twenty-five people died after a bus crashed into a ravine in Indonesia on Monday, local media reported.

The tragic accident happened shortly before midnight near Sumatra’s Pagar Alam City in Dempo Tengah District.

The authorities said the passenger bus was traveling in the area when it crashed through a concrete barrier and plunged 150 meters (500 feet) down a ravine.

Pagar Alam police spokesman Dolly Gumara said twenty-five passengers were killed in the crash. Fourteen other people were injured and were transported to local hospitals for treatment.

The police said the retrieval of bodies is still underway.

Although an investigation into the accident is ongoing, the authorities believe that the bus’s brakes malfunctioned.