fireworks explosion

A massive explosion destroyed a fireworks factory from Indonesia, killing 23 employees and injuring 40, the local police has reported to BBC News.

The incident occurred in the morning, right after the working day begun.

The factory is situated in the industrial complex of Tangerang, a city a few kilometers west of the capital of Jakarta.

“We are still evacuating the victims”, said Tangerang Kota police chief officer Harry Kurniawan.

“There are 103 workers who work for this plant”, police representative Nico Afintaun has said.

He also revealed that 43 people were injured and were transported to three different hospitals from the area, while the remains of all 23 dead were founded by the emergency units.

Various parts of the building where the factory unfolded most of its activity collapsed after the fire spread with an incredible speed.

A local government official said the plant was inaugurated six weeks ago.

 

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