5 killed after truck falls off cliffside in Indonesia

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 At least five people reportedly died and more than 20 others injured after a pickup truck fell off a cliffside in the Indonesian province of Central Java on Wednesday evening, a local official said.

According to the preliminary investigation report released on Thursday, the truck, which was carrying 44 people, plunged over a 30-meter cliff after it lost power while driving uphill and ended up rolling backwards in the Kebumen district at around 8:15 p.m. local time.

The district’s traffic police chief Tejo Suwono told local media that the incident killed five people and wounded 24 others. He added that all victims have been transferred to nearby hospitals, while the investigation into the cause of the accident is still underway.

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