Four foreign tourists were killed when their bus crashed into a hill in Subang, West Java on Friday.
The bus departed from Bandung and was carrying 13 tourists from the Netherlands, Belgium and India and was en route to Ciater hot spring when its brakes gave way while it was driving downhill.
“The tour bus’ brakes did not function when it was driving downhill and it hit the wall of a hill near a tea plantation,” the traffic unit head of the Subang Police Adj. Comr. Agun Guntor told reporters at the crash scene.
“The driver couldn’t control the vehicle thus it rolled over and hit the left and right sides of the hill until it stopped in an upside down position,” Agun said.
One of the tourists, Rob Ten Ven from the Netherlands, told state-news agency Antara that his wife was killed, but he could not remember what happened because he passed out during the ordeal.
The bus driver, Agung, suffered from head injuries and was taken to the Hasan Sadikin hospital in Bandung along with all other victims.
An investigation is underway.