A total of 17 people were injured when the train derailed. Photo: YouTube

A total of 17 people were injured when a passenger train in Indonesia derailed on March 10, prompting a thorough investigation.

At about 10:15 am on March 10, the 1722 train heading to the city of Bogor from Jakarta derailed after passing through Cilebut station, The Jakarta Post reported. The train reportedly derailed near Kebon Pedes, about 10 kilometers from Bogor.

PT Kereta Commuter Indonesia (KCI), the operator of the train, issued a statement saying the injured had been taken to Salak Bogor Hospital for treatment. It also said no foreigners were involved and the number of passengers on board had yet to be disclosed.

A team has been formed by The National Transportation Safety Committee (KNKT) to investigate the cause of the derailment.

According to Soerjanto Tjahjono, the head of the committee, it would take two months to complete the investigation as a detailed examination of the train may be needed.

The train was removed completely from the railway by 1:50 am on March 11 and was taken to the Bogor Commuter Line Depot for repairs.

Operations resumed at 5 am on the same day with only one line being used. As a result, only half the commuter line trains were able to depart from Bogor Station. Commuters were urged to adjust their departure times accordingly as the Bogor route was set to be crowded.

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