Indonesia bus crashes as passenger grabs steering wheel

17/06/2019 17:30

Indonesia bus crashes as passenger grabs steering wheel


Twelve people were killed and dozens more injured when a passenger grabbed the steering wheel of a bus in West Java, Indonesia, causing it to crash.

Witnesses said the passenger was embroiled in a row with the driver and tried to wrest control of the bus on a toll road in Majalengka on Monday.

The bus swerved into the path on oncoming traffic, colliding with two cars and causing a lorry to overturn.

Police have appealed for information from witnesses and survivors.

"In the middle of the journey, a passenger attempted to forcibly take control of the steering wheel... and the bus then lost control," police spokesman Atik Suswanti told AFP news agency.


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