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Truck crash in Indonesia kills 25

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  • 25 people, including three children, killed as truck crashes in central Indonesia
  • About 64 people traveling in the back of the truck in Sampit, Central Kalimantan
  • Truck owned by palm oil company hit sandbar and flipped into a ditch
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JAKARTA, Indonesia (CNN) -- At least 25 people were killed and 10 others injured when a truck carrying workers flipped in central Indonesia late Tuesday, said a local government spokesman.

About 64 people were traveling in the back of a dump truck in Sampit, Central Kalimantan, when it hit a sandbar and tumbled into a water-filled ditch, the spokesman said.

Three children were among the dead. The truck was owned by a palm oil company and many aboard were workers.

One of the people who was in the back of the truck talked about the ordeal. "Thanks to God for the employees who managed to jump from the truck before it flipped," said Sahbudin, one of the workers, who goes by one name.

"Some of us managed to get out on time. But unfortunately, there were also some of us who got trapped inside, submerged in the water."

The victims were hospitalized and the case was being investigated by police.

CNN's Andy Saputra contributed to this report.

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