Indonesia: Investigation into the Tangerang prison fire in Banten province

Wednesday, 08 September 2021
More than 120 dead and injured among inmates of Tangerang Prison in Indonesia, More than 120 dead and injured among inmates of Tangerang Prison in Indonesia, Latest news about the Tangerang prison fire in Indonesia

#Vision_Int, Dubai United Arab Emirates:-- Authorities in Indonesia have opened an investigation into a fire that broke out in Tangerang Prison in Banten province, which killed at least 40 people, according to a spokeswoman for the Prison Service at the Ministry of Justice and Human Rights.

Hundreds of police and soldiers were deployed to take control of the prison, which was designed to house 1,225 inmates, but housed more than 2,000 prisoners. The fire was put out, and all the victims were taken to hospital.

80 others were injured, firefighters took about two hours to put out the fire, and hundreds of police and military personnel were deployed around the compound to prevent the prisoners from escaping.

An initial investigation indicated that a short circuit had occurred in one of the cells, and television footage showed firefighters struggling to control the fire as black smoke rose into the sky.

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