Gas smell causes panic at East Jakarta train station
The Jakarta Post
Passengers of a commuter train rushed to disembark after smelling a strong odor of gas upon arriving at Buaran Station in East Jakarta on Saturday.
In a video that went viral on social media, a handful of commuter line passengers are seen exiting the train with help from the station’s security officers.
Commuter line operator PT KCI spokesperson Eva Chairunisa said the incident happened at around 12:30 p.m. on Saturday. The train’s engineer reported that the gas odor came from outside of the station.
“The smell of gas was also detected in the station area and was smelled by everyone in the station,” she said via text message to kompas.com on Saturday night.
After receiving the report, the station’s officers inspected the station and declared it safe because the smell came from somewhere else. It was later found that the gas came from an industrial area located between Buaran Station and Klender Station, East Jakarta, and officials reported the smell to the administration.
Although the incident caused passengers to panic, Eva said it did not disrupt the operation of the Jakarta-Bekasi line. (ris)
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