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At least 47 dead in blast at Indonesia fireworks factory

27 October 2017, 12:26 | Rufus Hill

TANGERANG NEWS DEVASTATING The explosion occurred in Indonesia in Tangerang west of capital Jakarta

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"The fire started from the front of the building and continued to the backside", Police Commissioner Nico Afinta said.

Police said in a statement the bodies of the victims were charred beyond recognition and that the initial explosion blew off the factory's roof.

"We are still evacuating victims. there are 46 body bags", Tangerang Kota police chief Harry Kurniawan told AFP.

"Those who died are completely unrecognisable, totally burnt", Ms Oni Sahroni told Metro TV.

Police said numerous dead were found clustered at the back of the factory, suggesting they tried in vain to flee the flames.

Witnesses said there were two explosions, both of which could be heard miles away.

In addition to the dead, at least 46 people, some with serious burns, were taken to hospitals, the police said.

All the injured have been rushed to nearby hospitals for treatment.

The factory, part of a complex that borders a residential area, had only been operating for six weeks, district government official Toni Rustoni told Metro TV. She says the female staff were mostly casual workers without contracts.



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