Agence France-Presse, Last updated 02:16pm (Mla time) 11/24/2007
JAKARTA -- Twelve people were killed and at least five badly injured when a bus burst into flames early Saturday on Indonesia's Borneo Island, reports said.
"One of the survivors is critical and four others need intensive care. All of them suffered severe burn injuries," Agus Budiawan, director of Kasongan hospital in Central Kalimantan province, told Elshinta radio.
He said the five had been transported to the provincial capital Palangkaraya to receive better treatment.
The intercity bus caught fire about 50 kilometers (30 miles) west of Palangkaraya. It was not yet known what caused the fire.
Fatal road accidents are common on Indonesia's poorly maintained roadways.