A fire at a gas station in the Indonesian capital Jakarta has killed at least 16 people, affiliate reported Friday.
stations are operated by Pertamina, Indonesia’s state energy company.
Footage on social media showed huge flames and people running for cover.
Some nearby residents were evacuated and the Jakarta Fire Department dispatched 52 units to respond to the fire.
Pertamina is investigating the cause of the fire and is concerned about the victims.
Jakarta’s fuel is supplied from other nearby terminals, Widyawati said.
In 2018, five fishermen were killed in an oil spill caused by the leakage of Pertamina’s undersea oil pipelines.
At the time, Indonesian authorities declared a state of emergency due to the spill and the large-scale environmental damage on the coast of the Southeast Asian country.