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BerichtOnderwerp: Death toll in fireworks factory explosion increases to 47   vr 27 okt 2017 - 2:13

The Jakarta Post, Jakarta, Thu, October 26, 2017

The death toll in a fireworks factory explosion on Thursday has increased to 47 people, with 39 of them sent to the National Police hospital in Kramat Jati, East Jakarta, for autopsies, the Jakarta Police have said.

The police’s spokesperson, Sr. Comr. Argo Yuwono, said another 46 injured individuals had been admitted to a number of hospitals, including Tangerang Regional General Hospital and Mitra Husada Hospital.

The explosion occurred at a fireworks factory in Kosambi, Tangerang, Banten, at around 9 a.m. on Thursday morning.
“Based on the information we received, there were 103 people working at the factory,” Argo said, as quoted by

The fire resulting from the explosion lasted for three hours, until 12 p.m. Eleven fire trucks were deployed to extinguish the fire.

Tangerang Regent Ahmed Zaki Iskandar said that the factory had been in full operation for two months with the proper permits.

He explained that the factory was once a warehouse, before the owner requested the warehouse be converted to a factory.


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