Indonesia: Explosion at firecracker factory kills 47, injures several

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    Jakarta, Oct 26 : An explosion at a firecracker factory near the Indonesian capital on Thursday killed at least 47 people and injured dozens, police said, adding that the fire spread after the explosion and as a result factory’s roof also collapsed, the MetroTV reported.

    A Jakarta police official said the bodies were found piled at the rear of the building.
    The factory had more than 100 employees when the explosion took place.
    More than 40 injured workers were hospitalised for treatment.
    The fire began Thursday morning at the factory next to a residential area in Tangerang, a city in Banten province on the western outskirts of Jakarta.