Five people, including one Japanese, who were visiting Brunei Darussalam as part of the activities of the government-sponsored Ship for Southeast Asian Yourht Program, have been killed in a traffic accident involving their bus Sunday morning, the Cabinet Office said Sunday. At the time of the accident, which also injured nine others, 15 participants in the program were on the bus, the Cabinet Office officials said.

Among the dead were Akiko Shinohara from Japan and four others from Malaysia, Indonesia, and Brunei, they said.

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