Baca berita tanpa iklan. Gabung

Giant Dome Collapses in Indonesia Mosque Fire

October 20, 2022, 07.55 PM

JAKARTA, - The large dome of a grand mosque in Indonesia's capital Jakarta collapsed after a major fire, without causing any casualties.

Dramatic footage obtained by AFP showed a thick column of grey smoke engulfing the dome while the flames destroyed the lower parts of the Jakarta Islamic Centre Grand Mosque on Wednesday, Oct. 19.

Several construction workers were inspecting the fire from up close when the dome collapsed, sending them fleeing.

Police said there were no casualties.

The grand mosque, located inside an Islamic center complex, was undergoing renovation.

Also readTwo Foreigners among 41 Inmates Killed in Indonesia Prison Fire

"We have discussed the possibility of continuing the renovation... the most important [thing] is we can use it [the mosque] again soon," Jakarta's acting governor Heru Budi Hartono told Metro TV Thursday, Oct. 20.

The cause of the fire, which took hours to extinguish, is under investigation but police said they suspect it started from the sparks created when workers tried to cut waterproofing membranes for the dome.

Four construction workers have been questioned in connection with the fire, police added.
On Thursday, Oct. 20, firefighters were deployed again to the scene after a plume of smoke from the debris rose into the air in the afternoon or about 18 hours after the fire had been put out on Wednesday around 20:30 local time.

Head of the criminal detective unit at the North Jakarta Police AKBP Febri Isman Jaya said that the smoke came from the debris.

“We still can feel the heat from the fire inside,” said Febri.

"We make sure the firefighters will put out everything again."

The fire at the Jakarta Islamic Center Mosque occurred on Wednesday at around 15:15 local time. The fire broke out while workers were doing some renovation work on the dome of the mosque which cost

The fire occurred while renovation work was taking place on the dome of the mosque which cost 9.7 billion rupiahs ($625,000).

(Editor: Larissa Huda)

Sources: Agence France-Presse


Simak breaking news dan berita pilihan kami langsung di ponselmu. Pilih saluran andalanmu akses berita WhatsApp Channel : Pastikan kamu sudah install aplikasi WhatsApp ya.

Source AFP

Comment wisely and responsibly. Comments are entirely the responsibility of the commentator as regulated in the ITE Law
Thank You! We have received your report. We will remove comments that conflict with the Community Guidelines and the ITE Law.

More Headlines

April 14, 2023, 12.38 PM

Indonesia Detects New Covid Arcturus Variant

Baca berita tanpa iklan. Gabung
Baca berita tanpa iklan. Gabung


Baca berita tanpa iklan. Gabung
Baca berita tanpa iklan. Gabung
Close Ads