A horrific explosion and fire at an Indonesian fuel depot has reportedly killed at least 17 people and injured dozens of others.
Thousands of nearby residents were forced to evacuate the area.
The incident occurred at the Plumpang fuel storage station, which is operated by state-run oil and gas company Pertamina.
According to the Associated Press, the station supplies 25% of Indonesia’s fuel needs.
Here’s footage of the terrifying catastrophe:
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
— Reuters (@Reuters) March 4, 2023
JUST IN – Massive fire at fuel storage station belonging to state-owned energy company Pertamina at North Jakarta, Indonesia – multiple people dead. pic.twitter.com/zSovcWb3AJ