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Death Toll from Indonesia's Fuel Depot Fire Rises to 17


Sat 04 Mar 2023 | 04:15 PM
Indonesia
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Nada Mustafa

The death toll from a fuel depot fire in Indonesia rose on Saturday, to 17, with 42 people injured, according to Indonesian media. 

Army Chief of Staff Dodong Abdel Rahman confirmed that investigations are underway to determine the cause of the fire that broke out on Friday night at a facility run by state energy company Pertamina.

The fire led to the evacuation of densely populated neighborhoods, and it was brought under control within hours, according to Abdel Rahman.

Earlier, Jakarta Governor Hero Budi Hartono said, "14 people died and at least 42 wounded, including three children in critical condition," before the death toll rose to 17.