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Indonesia: commuter train in deadly collision with fuel lorry

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Indonesia: commuter train in deadly collision with fuel lorry

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At least seven people have been killed and scores injured after a packed commuter train collided with a lorry carrying gas cannisters in Indonesia.

The crash happened at a level crossing in Jakarta, sending a fireball of orange flames up to 20 metres in the air and engulfing carriages.

A police spokesperson said the train driver had died along with at least six others.

Passengers described hearing explosions and the carriages filling with black smoke. Several carriages were derailed and people had to be pulled out of the wreckage.

The front carriage of the passenger train, which is reserved for women only, bore the brunt of the collision.