Bomb squad deployed to LPG explosion site in South Jakarta

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The Jakarta Post


Jakarta   /  Wed, September 12, 2018  /  01:34 pm

An apartment at the Essence Darmawangsa in South Jakarta is left damaged after a liquefied petroleum gas canister's gas regulator exploded on Sept. 11, injuring two. (Warta Kota/Feryanto Hadi)

The Jakarta Police’s Gegana bomb squad was deployed to investigate a liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) canister explosion that damaged an apartment at the Essence Darmawangsa in South Jakarta, leaving a Korean citizen and her housemaid seriously injured on Tuesday afternoon.

“The Gegana bomb squad did not find evidence of a bomb explosion at the scene of the incident,” South Jakarta Police, Sr. Comr. Indra Jafar said as quoted by tempo.coon Tuesday.

The explosion left the apartment heavily damaged, with a collapsed ceiling and broken balcony glass, while two other apartments beside it were lightly damaged, South Jakarta Police crime unit head Adj. Sr. Comr. Stefanus Tamuntuan said.

Stefanus also said the injured victims had been rushed to the nearby Brawijaya Hospital for treatment following the explosion.

The incident was reportedly caused by the explosion of a 12-kilogram LPG canister's gas regulator located inside the Korean citizen’s apartment on the 17th floor. (gis)