Jakarta - At least 17 people were killed and five seriously injured when a truck carrying primary and high school students overturned on Thursday on Indonesia's North Sumatra island, police said.
The truck swerved and fell into a three-meter deep ditch in Central Tapanuli district after a wheel came off, local police chief Tarigan told Metro TV.
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"The victims were elementary school pupils as well as junior and senior high school students," Tarigan said.
He said the driver survived with injuries and was being questioned by police.