Massive Explosion Hits Balongan Oil Refinery in Indonesia [Video]

A massive explosion at the Balongan oil refinery owned by the Pertamina company, an Indonesian state-owned oil and natural gas corporation, occurred in Indonesia’s West Java province on early Monday. 

The cause of the explosion remains unclear, although Pertamina, the oil company that owns the Balongan refinery, highlighted in a statement after the incident that the blast occurred amid heavy rainfall and lightning.

Four people, who were nearby when the blast occured, were injured in a fire that erupted after the explosion. They were hospitalized with burns, according to a statement issued by Pertamina.

Forsided, 29.03.2021

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