Jakarta, Indonesia — At least five people were killed in Indonesia when a commuter train was hit by a truck in a deadly collision that caused parts of the train to burst into flames.
Initial reports said the vehicle that crashed into the train was carrying liquefied gas canisters, and was from Pertamina, as state-owned oil and gas company.
At least five people were found dead inside train carriages, including three people working for the train company.
The number of those injured in the accident is estimated at 78, said police, with dozens suffering from burns.
Reports say a total of at least 500 passengers were believed to be aboard the different train carriages.
Bystanders said it was the first two carriages that caught fire and a loud explosions were heard.
“Other than the driver, we have not yet identified the victims,” spokesman Bambang Ervan from Transport Ministry told Agence-France Presse news agency.
Pandu Jati, a local journalist who was one of the train passengers, told BBC that that were a lot of people inside. He said passengers in their carriages kept on trying to open windows and doors until they escaped from the train.
Hospital officials said they treated mostly women from burn injuries who were from the first carriage that is exclusively for female passengers which caught fire.