Explosion at Taman Anggrek Mall

JAKARTA, PINUSPRESS - An explosion occurred at Taman Anggrek Mall in West Jakarta on Wednesday, 20th February 2019. Jakarta Police spokesman Argo Yuwono said in a written statement that the explosion that damaged the food court on the fourth floor of the Taman Anggrek Mall was caused by a gas pipe leak.

The explosion occurred at 10:20 a.m. local time at the food court of the mall, located on the fourth floor. Witnesses said that a hissing sound is heard before the explosion. The explosion was immediately investigated by the Jakarta Police’s bomb squad, which confirmed that the cause of the explosion was a gas leak.

Seven people, many of them workers at the food court, wERE injured in the incident, along with 40 food counters. Two of the injured were already discharged from hospital. Police are currently investigating five witnesses from engineering to security, said Argo Yuwono on Thursday.

Written by: Peter Sidajaya