At least 41 killed, dozens injured in fire at overcrowded Indonesian prison

At least 41 killed, dozens injured in fire at overcrowded Indonesian prison

Dozens killed in fire at overcrowded Indonesian prison

Aljazeera says a fire tore through an overcrowded block in a jail in Indonesia’s western Banten province, killing at least 41 people and injuring dozens, a government spokeswoman and media reports said.

The fire, which broke out between 1 to 2am local time (18 to 19:00 GMT) on Wednesday at the Tangerang Prison Block C, has been extinguished and authorities are still evacuating the facility, said Rika Aprianti, a spokeswoman of the corrections department of the law and human rights ministry.

https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2021/9/8/dozens-killed-as-fire-hits-indonesian-prison


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