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Jakarta Post

Two domestic helpers die in Bekasi fire

  • News Desk

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Tue, May 15, 2018   /   02:08 pm
Two domestic helpers die in Bekasi fire On duty: Fire trucks are dispatched to extinguish a fire in Kranggan Permai, Bekasi, West Java, on Tuesday morning. ( Ali)

Two people were killed on Tuesday morning in a fire that razed a house in Kranggan Permai, Bekasi, West Java.

The victims, identified as, Dwi, 14, and Dea, 15, had worked at the house as domestic helpers.

Bekasi Police spokeswoman Comr. Erna Ruswing Andari said the fire started at around 3:30 a.m. in the bedroom of the owner’s son.

“According to [the son], he immediately woke his family up after noticing the fire. The blaze grew and when they were outside, the family realized that Dwi and Dea were still on the second floor,” Erna said as reported by

It took firefighters three hours to extinguish the blaze.

Bekasi Fire and Rescue Agency head Aceng Solahudin said that, according to his team’s latest investigation, the fire had been sparked by a lighter.

“Further investigation will be conducted by the Pondok Gede Police under the Bekasi Police’s supervision,” he said. (vla)