Indonesia navy ammunition blast kills one

Military spokesman Iskandar Sitompul told reporters: "There were 87 victims. One of them died...and one remains in the intensive care unit."

Indonesia navy ammunition blast kills one

World Bulletin / News Desk

A naval officer was killed and dozens injured when an explosion ripped through a navy ammunitions warehouse in the Indonesian capital on Wednesday.

Military spokesman Iskandar Sitompul told reporters: "There were 87 victims. One of them died...and one remains in the intensive care unit."

Nearly 150 naval officers were stationed nearby when the warehouse blew up around mid-day. He said an electrical short circuit was suspected to have triggered the explosion.

"We want to emphasise there was no sabotage and that it was an accident," Sitompul added. 

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