Forensic officers inspect a factory destroyed by a fire. Photo: dpa

Indonesian police arrest three suspects after deadly fire in illegal factory kills 30 people, including children

  • The owner and two managers of an unregulated factory in North Sumatra could each face five years in prison if found guilty of negligence leading to the deaths, a police spokesman said
Topic |   Indonesia

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Dozens were killed in a fire that swept through a house that doubled as a match factory in Indonesia. Photo: AP

At least 30 dead in fire at Indonesia home used as matchstick factory

  • TV footage showed plumes of black smoke billowing from the home in the town of Binjai in North Sumatra
  • Deadly fires are not uncommon in Indonesia due to poor safety standards that are routinely flouted
Topic |   Indonesia

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Dozens were killed in a fire that swept through a house that doubled as a match factory in Indonesia. Photo: AP
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