Pertamina Fire: A fire at an Indonesian fuel storage station kills at least 16
At least 16 people have been killed in a fire at a fuel storage station in the Indonesian capital of Jakarta, CNN affiliate CNN Indonesia reported on Friday.
The station is operated by Pertamina, Indonesia’s state energy company.
Social media pictures showed a huge fire burning and people running for cover.
Some nearby residents have been evacuated and the Jakarta fire force has dispatched 52 units to respond to the fire.
Pertamina will investigate the cause of the fire and provide treatment to those affected, company CEO Nicke Widyawati told CNN Indonesia.
Fuel supplies for Jakarta will be provided from other nearby terminals, Widyawati said.
In 2018, an oil spill caused by a leak from Pertamina’s undersea crude pipeline killed five fishermen.
Indonesian authorities at the time declared an “emergency response” situation over the large scale of the spill and environmental damage off the Southeast Asian country’s coast.