The Jakarta Post
A gas explosion has injured four residents and damaged six houses in the Harapan Baru 2 housing complex in Bekasi, West Java.
“We suspect that a leak in a 12-kilogram liquefied petroleum gas [LPG] canister in a house was the source,” Bekasi Police spokeswoman Comr. Erna Ruswing Andari said after the incident on Thursday, as quoted by tempo.co.
The injured victims are the owner of the house, Farel Situmorang, 59, as well as David Situmorang, 29, Eisen Rosafel Panjaitan, 39, and Samsiah, 53.
Erna went on to say that the incident had occured after the house owner attempted to turn on the stove at 4 a.m. to boil water, but the stove did not light up.
The explosion reportedly occurred when the house owner tried for a second time.
Six houses have been damaged in the explosion, including four that were severely damaged.
Police have cordoned off the scene for further investigation. (sau)