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3 killed as Indonesian train derails

3 killed as Indonesian train derails

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Indonesian police search for survivors following a train derailment at village Mekar Sari in Tasikmalaya, West Java, Indonesia, Friday, April 4, 2014. A landslide triggered by heavy rain derailed a train as it travelled through Indonesia's main island of Java. Rail track is seen at bottom. Photo: AP
Indonesian police search for survivors following a train derailment at village Mekar Sari in Tasikmalaya, West Java, Indonesia, Friday, April 4, 2014. A landslide triggered by heavy rain derailed a train as it travelled through Indonesia's main island of Java. Rail track is seen at bottom. Photo: AP

A railway official says at least three people were killed when a passenger train hit mounds of mud after heavy rain triggered a landslide in central Indonesia.

Two others are in critical condition.

Junerfin, a spokesman for the Indonesian Railway Company, says the train derailed at a junction in Tasikmalaya, a district on Java island, late Friday.

He says three coaches derailed into a 10-meter (32-feet) deep ravine when a landslide buried part of the tracks and the train's brakes could not stop it from hitting mounds of mud.

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