Jakarta Fire Incident: A fire broke out at an oil depot in Indonesia’s capital Jakarta on Friday night. 17 people died due to scorching in the incident. There is also news of dozens of people getting injured due to the fire. On the other hand, after the information of the fire, the fire was controlled after a lot of effort. Please inform that 52 fire brigade vehicles had reached the spot to control the fire.
According to the information, the oil depot of state energy company Pertamina in North Jakarta is in a densely populated area. It supplies 25% of Indonesia’s fuel needs. At least 260 firefighters and 52 fire tenders brought the blaze under control, fire brigade officials said.
Some photos and videos of the fire are viral on social media. After the fire incident, the local people came in a lot of panic. Pertamina area manager Eko Kristiawan said a preliminary investigation showed a pipeline burst after being struck by lightning during heavy rain, causing the fire.
600 people displaced due to fire incident
Jakarta’s acting governor Heru Budi Hartono said about 600 people were displaced by the fire. The displaced have been taken to temporary shelters in government offices and sports stadiums. At least 17 people, including two children, died and 50 were hospitalised, some of them with serious burns, said Satriyadi Gunwan, head of Jakarta’s fire and rescue department.
“The fire had several explosions and quickly spread to residential houses,” Gunawan said. Indonesian Minister Erik Thohir expressed his condolences to the victims and their families. Also ordered Pertamina to thoroughly investigate the fire and focus on providing quick assistance to the victims.