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Two dead in North Jakarta fire

  • News Desk

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Sat, February 17, 2018   /   03:34 pm
Two dead in North Jakarta fire Firefighters escort residents out of a building on Jl. Tubagus Angke in Grogol Petamburan, West Jakarta on Feb. 12. On Saturday, two people were killed in a fire that razed a house in East Pademangan, North Jakarta. (Warta Kota/Panji Baskhara Ramadhan)

Two people lost their lives after a fire razed their house in East Pademangan, North Jakarta, early on Saturday morning.

The fire, which started at around 5 a.m., was suspected to be caused by a short circuit.

“The victims were identified as 47-year-old Ridwan and 66-year-old Margaretha,” said Irfan, an official from the Jakarta Fire and Rescue Agency, as quoted by Tempo.co.

The agency deployed 10 fire trucks and 30 firefighters to tackle the blaze. The fire was under control around an hour later. (jlm)