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Eighteen Killed in Train-Bus Crash

August 28, 1990 GMT

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) _ A train slammed into a crowded passenger bus Tuesday and dragged it nearly 250 feet, killing at least 18 people and injuring 30, police said.

The accident occurred just outside the bus terminal in a town of North Sumatra. Police Lt. Col. Jusup Umar said the bus had just left the terminal with 48 people aboard and was crossing the tracks when the six-car train hit it.

None of the train passengers was hurt, but the two crewmen were slightly injured, Umar said.