Fire in Pertamina: a fire at a fuel station in Indonesia has killed at least 16 people


At least 16 people have died in a fire at a fuel storage station in the Indonesian capital Jakarta, CNN affiliate Indonesia reported Friday.

The station is operated by the Indonesian state power company Pertamina.

Footage from social media shows huge raging flames and people running for cover.

Some nearby residents were evacuated and Jakarta firefighters dispatched 52 units to put out the blaze.

The fire started at a fuel depot in Jakarta on March 3, 2023.

Pertamina is investigating the cause of the fire and providing assistance to those affected, company CEO Nike Vidyawati told CNN Indonesia.

According to Vidyawati, fuel supplies to Jakarta will be carried out from other nearby terminals.

Firefighters responded to the incident on March 3, 2023.

In 2018 oil spill Five fishermen died as a result of a leak from the Pertamina underwater oil pipelines.

Indonesian authorities at the time declared a state of “emergency response” due to the massive spill and environmental damage off the coast of the Southeast Asian country.