Tuesday, 17 September 2019

Vessel Explodes in Seribu Islands, Injuring Nine People

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  • Illustration of a burning boat. bbc.co.uk

    Illustration of a burning boat. bbc.co.uk

    TEMPO.CO, JakartaA vessel exploded at the main quay of Panggang island in Seribu Islands district on Sunday morning, leaving nine people injured.

    "It`s true the vessel exploded on its engine," Chief of the National Police Public Relations Division Inspector General Setyo Wasisto said in a short message text on Sunday.

    The vessel owned by the transportation office of the Seribu Islands district exploded when it was about to return to Pramuka island.

    All the victims have been rushed to a regional general hospital in Pramuka Island for treatment, he said.

    Police are still investigating the cause of the explosion.

    ANTARA