Jakarta

Fatal gas explosion in
North Jakarta

Fatal blast: A severely damaged house is seen after an explosion at a welding gas refill center on Jl. Mindi in Lagoa subdistrict of Koja, North Jakarta, on Tuesday. The blast claimed two lives and injured three. JP/R. Berto Wedhatama
  Fatal blast: A severely damaged house is seen after an explosion at a welding gas refill center on Jl. Mindi in Lagoa subdistrict of Koja, North Jakarta, on Tuesday. The blast claimed two lives and injured three. JP/R. Berto Wedhatama

An explosion at a welding gas refill center on Tuesday morning in Koja, North Jakarta, has allegedly killed at least two people and injured three others, kompas.com has reported.

Police officers have started investigating the scene of the explosion, which occurred at around 10:15 a.m. An ambulance was seen on standby near the shop on Jl. Mindi in Lagoa subdistrict.

A witness said that a decapitated head had landed six houses away from the shop in the blast.

The authorities have yet to make an official statement.

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