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Thursday, April 26, 2018

At Least 18 Dead In Indonesia Oil Well Fire, Dozens Hospitalized

An oil well in northwest Indonesia burst into flames, killing at least 18 people and sending dozens more to the hospital.
The incident happened early Wednesday morning, and firefighters are attempting to contain the blaze at the unregulated oil well west of Jakarta.
The fire has also engulfed at least five homes, and a state oil company is providing equipment to help combat the flames.
Curious onlookers watch an oil well burns after it was caught fire in Pasir Putih village in eastern Aceh, Indonesia, Wednesday, April 25, 2018. The newly drilled, unregulated oil well in western Indonesia exploded into flames early Wednesday, burning to death a number of people and injuring dozens of others. (AP Photo/Zik Maulana)
Authorities had trouble getting people out of the fire, and medical officials say several of the injured victims are in serious condition.
Police say the well may have been drilled illegally, and the fire may have been started by someone smoking a cigarette.

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