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Indonesian cosmetics factory blast kills five, injures 46

13 July 2015

Five people were killed and 46 injured on July 10 after an explosion started a huge fire in a cosmetics factory outside the Indonesian capital Jakarta, police said. The plant was owned by a local subsidiary of Japanese cosmetics maker Mandom Corp, and the incident reportedly happened during working hours.

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Of the injured, more than half suffered burns to more than 70% of their bodies, Jakarta police sources said. Police have deployed a forensics team to investigate the cause of the blast.


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