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Klender Station closed for one week due to fire

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    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta | Fri, May 19, 2017 | 02:36 pm
Klender Station closed for one week due to fire Fire engulfs Klender Station in East Jakarta on Friday. (Twitter/TMC Polda Metro Jaya)

Following a fire that destroyed parts of Klender Station in East Jakarta, it was announced on Friday that the station would be closed for at least one week.

The fire at started at 7:30 a.m. during rush hours. One passenger identified as 20-year-old Riki Riana was injured. The East Jakarta Fire and Rescue Agency deployed nine fire trucks to the site and had extinguished the fire by 8:15 a.m. 

Train services between Bekasi Station in West Java and Jakarta Kota Station were disrupted due to the fire.

“Commuter train services have been restored and are operating normally. However, from now until next week, Klender Station will be out of operation. Passengers cannot get on or off trains there,” said train operator PT KAI Commuter Jabodetabek (KCJ) spokesperson Eva Chairunnisa in a written statement.

Eva said passengers who usually took a train from Klender Station could depart from nearby stations, such as in Jatinegara or Buaran.

“If passengers cannot use their tickets because of the incident, they can get refunds until next Monday,” she said.

Eva said the cause of the fire was being investigated. (dea)

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