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Prison fire in Indonesia kills 41, injures 72

Wallace says that according to the preliminary investigation, the fire in the jail started due to a short circuit. (Photo: Manzil News)

JAKARTA: A fire at a prison on Indonesia’s Java island has killed 41 people and injured 72 others as per an official statement.

The prison is located just outside the Indonesian capital Jakarta. The fire broke out in the early hours when most inmates were asleep. According to the details, 41 prisoners lost their lives due to fire in Java jail while 72 were burnt and injured out of which 8 are in critical condition.

The International News Agency said that the cause of the Java prison fire is still unknown. According to police, the cause of the fire may have been a short circuit. According to the International News Agency, the fire broke out in the jail in the morning while all the prisoners were sleeping. The death toll is expected to rise as the condition of the eight injured is critical.

Earlier, a fire in the coronavirus ward of a hospital in Iraq killed more than 50 people and injured several others. Two months ago today, a fire broke out at Al-Hussein Hospital in the southern Iraqi city of Nasiriyah between the nights of July 12 and 13, which could not be contained immediately.

According to the preliminary investigation, the fire caused by the explosion of the oxygen tank caused heavy loss of life and property in the hospital. More than 50 people lost their lives.