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Rescuers and firefighters searched the rubble of Charred homes and buildings on Saturday in Jakarta, as the population looked for the remains of charred homes great dimension fire Deployed from the fuel storage depot in DC and killed at least 17 peopleincluding two children.

The Lumbang fuel storage terminal, which is run by the state-run Pertamina oil and gas company, near a densely populated area area in Tanah Merah neighborhood in North Jakarta. supply 25% of Indonesia’s fuel needs.

At least 260 firefighters and 52 fire Fire engines just before midnight on Friday after he tore the neighborhood for more from two hours and fire officials said.

Hundreds screenshots showed of people he ran in Panic like thick columns of black Smoke and orange flames rose through sky.

I suggest a preliminary investigation fire smash out When a pipeline breaks during heavy rain, perhaps triggered With a glancing jab, Eko Christianawan said, Pertamina area manager for western part of java.

Residents living near the warehouse said they smelled a strong odor of gasoline, causing some people to vomit, after which the crackle of thunder twice was followed by a massive explosion around eight o’clock in the evening

Sri Hariyati, a mother of Three, said Al fire It started spreading after about 20 minutes, causing a panic.

“I was crying and grabbed right away valuable documents and ran with for me husband And children, Hariyati, said she heard smaller explosions throughout the neighborhood as orange flames leapt from the warehouse.

Rescuers were searching for 17 people who They were reported missing or separated from their families amid the chaos. about 49 people They were receiving treatment in Five hospitals, some of them of they in critical condition.

said National Police Chief Listeo Sigit Prabowo more from 1300 people They were displaced and sheltered in 10 government Red Cross command offices post And a sports stadium.

He said investigators are still working on a location cause of the fire dozens of interrogations of witnesses.

Pertamina head Nicke Widyawati apologized and said the company would deliver help to community and cooperation in Investigation.

“We will carry out Comprehensive assessment and internal reflection to prevent similar incidents againWidyawati said in statement, adding that the company has secured the supply of fuel oil.

On Saturday, grieving relatives gathered at the police hospital morgue in East jakarta to try to get to know their loved ones. Officials said the victims suffered unrecognizable burns and could only be identified through DNA and dental records.

In 2014, A.J fire At the same fuel depot, at least 40 houses were invaded, but no injuries were reported.

Indonesia’s state-owned enterprises minister, Eric Thuhir, told reporters that government It will redraw the safe zones map for Residential areas far from vital sites.

He said the incident showed plumbang area Not safe for the communityand the government Plans for move Fuel storage depot to Tanjung Priyeok port in North Jakarta.

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