A massive fire and explosion took place on Friday at Indonesia’s Pertamina Fuel Storage Facility.
Local citizens were filming the fire when the Pertamina facility exploded.
They can be heard screaming as the fuel storage facility exploded like a derailed toxic chemical railcars in East Palestine, Ohio.
Indonesian officials called for an investigation and an audit of state energy company Pertamina’s facilities after a fire at its storage facility killed 15 https://t.co/YbZJch2eXD pic.twitter.com/bOeI10ohPv
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This is the latest gas and oil facility explosion this year.
Massive fires broke out at three Mexican-owned facilities, including one in Texas, last week.
Indonesian officials called for an investigation and an audit of state energy company Pertamina’s (PERTM.UL) facilities after a fire at its storage facility killed 15.
The fire, which started at around 8 pm (0100 GMT) on Friday from a fuel pipe at Pertamina’s Plumpang fuel storage depot in capital Jakarta, quickly spread to nearby houses and sent residents in the densely populated area into panic.
Authorities initially put the death toll at 17 but revised it later to 15. Dozens were injured and more than a thousand people were displaced, police said on Saturday.