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In Indonesia, an oil refinery is on fire on the second day


Four oil tanks from the state-owned oil and gas corporation Pertamina, a state-owned oil and gas corporation in the West Java province of West Java, continued to ignite after an explosion on Monday morning.

“The tanks are now insulated with water, so the fire will not spread to other storage facilities,” Ahmad Ramadhan, a spokesman for the national police, told a news conference on Tuesday.

About a thousand people were evacuated from the surrounding areas.

The cause of the fire is not yet clear, but the company said it erupted during a thunderstorm.

A regional division of the National Disaster Reduction Agency said one person had died from a heart attack after the explosion.

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Six more seriously injured people were hospitalized in the capital, Jakarta, about 200 km from a large oil refinery that opened in the mid-1990s. This company can process up to 125 thousand. barrels of oil.

At least another 30 people suffered minor injuries.

Pertamina claimed that the fire in the company is unlikely to disrupt the fuel supply due to the large stockpiles.



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