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Greater Jakarta: Four injured in Bekasi gas explosion

  • The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Fri, November 9 2018   /  03:15 am

A gas explosion injured four people and damaged six houses in the Harapan Baru 2 housing complex in Bekasi, West Java, on Thursday.“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 shortly after the incident as quoted by tempo.co.The injured victims have been identified as Farel Situmorang, 59, David Situmorang, 29, Eisen Rosafel Panjaitan, 39, and Samsiah, 53.Erna went on to say that the incident occurred after Farel, who owned the house, 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 were damaged in the explosion, including four that were severely damaged....