Alexa 1 killed in illegal Indonesia oil well fire

Dhaka, Wednesday   23 October 2019


10 killed in illegal Indonesia oil well fire

 International Desk Daily-Bangladesh

 Published: 09:58 AM, 25 April 2018  



At least 10 people were killed and many others injured after a fire broke out at an illegal oil well in Indonesia`s Aceh province, said National Disaster Management Agency (NDMA) on Wednesday.

According to AFP report, an oil spill sparked a huge blaze about 1.30 am (1830 GMT Tuesday) that torched at least three houses and was still out of control mid-morning.

"The fire is still soaring high and has not yet successfully been extinguished," said Saiful, head of Aceh`s Ranto Peureulak sub-district who goes by one name.

Police said, at least 10 bodies have been recovered and the death toll is expected to rise, while injured victims were being treated at local hospitals.

Firefighters were at the scene, with state-owned oil company Pertamina assisting their efforts, they added.