JAKARTA — At least eight people were killed and one person sustained injuries after a small plane crashed in Indonesia’s Papua province, an official said Sunday.
The wreckage of the plane was recovered on Sunday morning in an area where it failed to communicate with the air traffic controller, Xinhua news agency quoted Transport Ministry spokesman, Bambang Ervan as saying.
The plane, a PAC750, was operated by Marta Buana airlines, according to the official.
Evacuation for the victims is being undertaken by those from search and rescue office in Oksibil, and all of the victims will likely to be rushed to Tanah Merah or Sentani of the province, said Bambang.
7 killed after Delhi-Bound train derails in Bihar
NEW DELHI — At least seven people have died and 14 others injured after a Delhi-bound train derailed early Sunday morning in Bihar’s Vaishali district.
Eleven coaches of 12487 Seemanchal Express derailed near Sahadai Buzurg at around 3:52 am. Three of the coaches overturned and the high force of the impact destroyed them completely.
The injured are being transported to local hospitals.
The superfast train from Jogbani in Bihar to Delhi’s Anand Vihar Terminal was running at full speed when the accident took place, officials said.
Bodies are believed to be trapped inside one of the affected coaches and the number of dead is likely to rise, local police official said.