Indonesian train crash and ferry fire kills 16

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The Independent Online

Two Indonesian passenger trains crashed and a crowded ferry burst into flames yesterday, killing 16 people and wounding hundreds.

The accidents occurred 30 minutes apart on the main island of Java. Before dawn, a train stopped on a track and was hit by a slow-moving train trying to switch lanes. Three people died, a transport official said.

Thirty minutes later and 225 miles to the west, a ferry carrying more than 400 people caught fire. Officials said 13 people were killed.

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