Pertamina fire: Blaze at Indonesian fuel storage station kills at least 16



A fire at a fuel storage station in the Indonesian capital Jakarta has killed at least 16 people, CNN affiliate CNN Indonesia reported Friday.

The station is operated by Indonesia’s state-owned energy company Pertamina.

Social media footage shows a huge fire raging and people running for cover.

Some nearby residents have been evacuated and Jakarta’s firefighting force has dispatched 52 units to respond to the blaze.

Pertamina will investigate the cause of the fire and provide treatment for those affected, company CEO Nikke Vidyawati told CNN Indonesia.

Vidyawati said fuel supply to Jakarta will be provided from other nearby terminals.

Firefighters respond to the incident on March 3, 2023.

In 2018, five fishermen died in an oil spill caused by leaking crude pipelines under the sea off Pertamina.

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

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