The Jakarta Post
A series of explosions at the Central Java Police's Mobile Brigade (Brimob) warehouse
A video posted on Kompas TV showed the explosions sending plumes of black smoke high into the sky.
According to residents, three big explosions were hear
The injured officer, Adj. Sr. Comr. Syaiful Anwar, was the bomb squad unit head, who suffered wounds to his left hand and head.
Central Java Police chief Insp. Gen. Rycko A Dahniel said the facility caught fire before the explosion. It is not yet clear where the fire started, but the explosions came from the grenades and other explosives stored in the warehouse.
He said the police would study
The warehouse is located
“It’s located at a warehousing and truck parking area,” Rycko said on Satur
National Police spokesman Brig. Gen. Dedi Prasetyo
Dedi suspected that the blast was triggered by high air temperatures as the decades-old bombs had become brittle with age and sensitive to vibrations and shock, including temperature. The police's bomb squad (Gegana) are currently checking the locatio
"When the temperature rises it triggers an explosion. The oldest [bomb] may explode first and triggered the others,” Ded
The Central Java Police will soon repair the damaged houses and the policeman who suffered minor injuries to his hands and head due to the blast debris had received quick treatment at Banyumanik Hospital.
Kasmirja, 62, a food vendor near the location said he heard
“But the police responded quickly,”
A resident near the area, Purwanti, 25, said she was riding a motorcycle when the incident happened.
“As soon as I heard an explosion, I stopped and residents rushed out of their houses to see the cause," she said. (ggq)