Fireworks Factory After Deadly Blaze

Police examine a fireworks factory gutted by fire in Tangerang, Banten. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)

By : Yudha Baskoro | on 6:55 PM October 28, 2017
Category : Eyewitness, Multimedia, Photos

At least 47 people died and dozens were severely injured in an explosion at a fireworks warehouse in Kosambi, Tangerang, on Thursday morning (26/10).

The gate to the factory was locked when the explosion happened and firefighters — who arrived at the scene only one and a half hours after the fire started — had to tear it down to rescue survivors.

Police have cordoned off the scene of the fire. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro) Police have cordoned off the scene of the fire. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)

The heat from the explosion melted a bicycle. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro) The heat from the explosion melted a bicycle. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)

Some of the rescued escaped through a small hole in the warehouse's wall. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro) Some of the rescued escaped through a small hole in the warehouse's wall. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)

Indonesian Military officials help police in securing the scene of the fire. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro) Indonesian Military officials help police in securing the scene of the fire. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)

Local residents come to the scene on Friday morning, waiting for news about their relatives. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro) Local residents come to the scene on Friday morning, waiting for news about their relatives. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)

Debris from the explosion has reached a nearby junior high school. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro) Debris from the explosion has reached a nearby junior high school. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)

Children clean their school's courtyard of debris and pyrotechnic pellets. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro) Children clean their school's courtyard of debris and pyrotechnic pellets. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)

Forensic investigators had to wait until the scene has cooled off.  (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro) Forensic investigators had to wait until the scene has cooled off. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)

Women cry at the scene of the fire on Friday, hoping to learn from police officers that their relatives were not in the factory when the explosion occurred. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro) Women cry at the scene of the fire on Friday, hoping to learn from police officers that their relatives were not in the factory when the explosion occurred. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)

A police officer stands in front of the factory's wall. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro) A police officer stands in front of the factory's wall. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)

Residents come to the scene on Friday morning. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro) Residents come to the scene on Friday morning. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)

A fire truck enters the factory's premises. The scene is still full of smoke. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro) A fire truck enters the factory's premises. The scene is still full of smoke. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)

A police note requests those whose relatives have not returned home after the explosion on Thursday, to bring their photographs and identification documents. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro) A police note requests those whose relatives have not returned home after the explosion on Thursday, to bring their photographs and identification documents. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)


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