Hundreds evacuated after explosion in Indonesian military complex



JAKARTA - Over 130 families have been evacuated after an explosion at a military ammunition warehouse near the Indonesian capital Jakarta on Saturday evening, an official said on Sunday.

The blast occurred at the warehouse owned by the Jayakarta Regional Military Command in Ciangsana Village, Bogor regency, West Java province, approximately 7 km away from Jakarta's eastern border. Reports indicate that the explosion was audible within a 7 km radius.

West Java Acting Governor Bey Machmudin told local media on Saturday that evacuees were currently being housed in two separate temporary shelters.

According to Jayakarta Regional Military Command Chief Mohamad Hasan, fire brigades managed to extinguish the explosions on Sunday at around 3:45 am local time. He also confirmed that no fatalities were reported in the incident.

Hasan explained that the fire originated in a warehouse within the military complex used for storing expired ammunition.

An investigation into the cause of the fire is still underway.