Explosion at Indonesian navy arsenal leaves 25 wounded, official says

PUBLISHED : Wednesday, 05 March, 2014, 2:24pm
UPDATED : Wednesday, 05 March, 2014, 2:24pm

At least 25 people were injured in an explosion on Wednesday at an Indonesian navy ammunition depot near the capital of Jakarta, police and local media reports said.

“A navy ammunition depot exploded this morning but we are still checking the details,” Jakarta police spokesman Rikwanto said.

Local television quoted the country’s military spokesman Iskandar Sitompul as saying 25 people were injured. No further details have been provided.

The depot is located on a small island off Jakarta’s coast.

Indonesian media reported a number of ambulances were parked at a Jakarta pier from which the island is reachable by boat.