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March 8, 2021, 09.35 AM

Passenger Boat Catches Fire in Papua’s Sorong Port

Passenger boat KM Fajar Baru 8 carrying 126 people, including children caught fire in a Sorong port, Papua on Sunday, March 7. No injuries were reported.

The incident took place around 7:30 pm local time after the unloading and loading processes.

“When the incident happened, I was already disembarking from the boat. Suddenly, I heard a sound of an explosion and black smoke was seen,” an eyewitness known as Ismail told reporters on Sunday.

Raja Ampat Police chief, Adjunct Senior Commissioner of Police (AKBP) Andre JW Manuputty, said that KM Fajar Baru 8 departed from Waisai Raja Ampat Port to Sorong Port at around 2:30 am.

“The passenger boat carried 110 passengers and 16 crew members. The ship was in good condition when it was previously docked in Waisai Port," said Andre.

Most of the passengers are residents. The incident is currently under investigation.

Source: https://regional.kompas.com/read/2021/03/07/22114211/km-fajar-baru-8-terbakar-saat-bersandar-di-pelabuhan-rakyat-sorong-korban.

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