Indonesia fireworks factory blast death toll at 47


PV International Desk : Two explosions and a fire at a fireworks factory in the western outskirts of Indonesia’s capital killed 47 people and injured dozens on Thursday, police said, and the death toll was expected to rise.Thick plumes of dark smoke billowed from a factory warehouse in the Tangerang district of Jakarta, an industrial and manufacturing hub on the island of Java, TV broadcasts showed.
Hours later the burnout factory was still smouldering and there was a strong smell of burning plastic and chemicals.
Witnesses said there were two explosions, one at around 10 am local time and another about three hours later, both of which could be heard miles away, media reports said.
A grisly video of the scene inside the warehouse, which was widely shared on social media, showed onlookers counting badly charred bodies.