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Dozens die in explosions at Indonesia fireworks factory

October 26, 2017 4:42 pm

Around 46 people have died, 46 are injured, and 10 are unaccounted for after explosions at a fireworks factory in Indonesia.

The blaze took hold at around 09:00 local time (02:00 GMT), at an industrial complex in Tangerang, west of the capital Jakarta.

“We are still evacuating victims… there are 46 body bags,” Tangerang Kota police chief Harry Kurniawan told AFP.

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The fire has been brought under control.

Forensic officers are at the scene and the wounded have been taken to three hospitals.

Police said many of the dead were found clustered at the back of the factory, suggesting they tried in vain to flee the flames.

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