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Jakarta Post

Explosion heard near presidential debate venue

  • News Desk

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Sun, February 17, 2019   /   09:12 pm
Explosion heard near presidential debate venue

An explosion was heard a few meters away from the venue of the ongoing presidential debate at the Sultan hotel in Central Jakarta on Sunday night.

The explosion, which was thought to have occurred in the parking lot of the Gelora Bung Karno sports complex, was heard at around 8 p.m., causing people in the area run in a panic.

The police and Mobile Brigade personnel were seen encircling the commotion.

According to National Police spokesperson Brig. Gen. Dedi Prasetyo, no casualties have been reported. (ami)


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