Large fireplace in Indonesia. Among the many victims had been youngsters

Earlier the fireplace broke out 17 Polish hours and took out gas warehouses belonging to the state firm Pertamina. reported that as the fireplace unfold, surrounding homes and buildings had been broken. A Pertamina worker estimated, primarily based on preliminary info, that the fireplace began in a burst pipe — presumably resulting from a lightning strike.

“Sure, that’s proper, the gas depot fireplace additionally affected residents’ properties,” the consultant mentioned. Indonesian fireplace brigade AP reported that 180 firefighters and 37 fireplace engines had been concerned within the blaze.

Folks panicked and tried to run away as the fireplace unfold quickly. The flames rose, accompanied by clouds of thick smoke, making egress troublesome.

Providers supplied info on victims and injured. In response to the primary reviews, 14 individuals died on 18.03 Polish time, the quantity elevated to 16, together with two youngsters.

Dozens of injured individuals had been hospitalized. Some, after fundamental care, had been launched dwelling.

Those that sustained vital accidents had been admitted to capital hospitals.

The hearth was introduced underneath management round 6.30 pm.