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Building in Indonesia presidential compound burns

Building in Indonesia presidential compound burns

Orange flames and billowing black smoke have erupted from the roof of a government building inside the compound housing Indonesia's presidential palace. There were no immediate reports of injuries.
Daniel Sparingga, special staff to the president, says the third and four floors of the State Secretariat building caught fire around 5 p.m. Thursday as most employees were going home.
He says nearly 30 fire trucks were deployed to extinguish the blaze, which burned for more than an hour. The building sits about 50 meters (yards) from President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono's office, where he was holding a Cabinet meeting.
Sparingga says no important state documents are stored inside the building, and that the top floors, which sustained the most damage, consisted of storage and meeting rooms.
The blaze's cause is unclear.


Updated : 2021-05-15 14:31 GMT+08:00