Jakarta (ANTARA) - The Mampang Prapatan Police in South Jakarta confirmed here, Friday, that seven people were killed in a fire reportedly ravaging a shop building on Thursday at around 7:30 p.m. local time.

Bodies of the seven victims were all found inside a room on the shop building's second story, Mampang Prapatan Police Chief Commissioner David Yunior Kanitero stated.

Rescuers retrieved the bodies after firefighters doused the flames that arose from the "Saudara Frame dan Galery" shop in the Mampang Prapatan neighborhood area, he remarked.

The fire also caused injuries to five other people, two of whom were admitted to the Mampang Prapatan Public Hospital, while three others were sent to the Pertamina Central Hospital, he noted.

Those surviving the fire suffered burn injuries on the head, arms, and legs, Kanitero revealed.

The metropolitan city of Jakarta has borne witness to several deadly and catastrophic fires in the past three years.

In the evening of Friday, March 3, 2023, a major fire broke out at the Plumpang Pertamina Depot in Koja Sub-district, North Jakarta, killing 33 people.

In the evening of Saturday, October 22, 2022, a fire razed several houses in Pademangan Sub-district, North Jakarta, leaving three people dead.

According to the Pademangan police, the fire claimed the lives of a 28-year-old mother and her two children aged 10 and five years.

In another incident that occurred in the early morning of Saturday, February 26, 2022, three people were killed when a fire gutted two buildings on Swadaya Street in Kebayoran Lama, South Jakarta.

The dead victims comprised a 37-year-old woman, a three-year-old son, and a three-month-old toddler, according to the South Jakarta Fire Department. (INE)
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