25 Jan '12, 7am

Sleepy driver plunges minivan into Indonesian river

(THE JAKARTA POST/ ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - A Suzuki APV Arena plunged into Logawa River in Patikraja, Banyumas, Central Java on Wednesday morning after its driver, Mr Suwarno, 37, had apparently fallen asleep while driving past a bridge connecting Purwokerto to Bandung. No fatalities or injuries were reported in the incident as the driver, the sole occupant, managed to escape the sinking van. 'I had driven my wife to her village in Banjarnegara to attend the 40-day commemoration ceremony for her deceased mother. I planned to return to Jakarta and departed from Banjarnegara at 5am (6am Singapore time),' Mr Suwarno, a resident of Depok, was quoted as saying by Antara. He admitted that he had only had three hours of sleep in Banjarnegara after driving for many hours.

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