A fire broke out in a fireworks factory in an industrial complex in Tangerang, a satellite city of Indonesia's capital Jakarta killing 23 and leaving around 40 people injured.
"There are 103 workers in total working for this factory", Nico Afinta, director of general crime at Jakarta Police, told Indonesia's Kompas TV.
Pictures showed the fire had collapsed parts of the building, scorched nearby cars and sent plumes of black smoke into the air.
Some witnesses said there were two explosions, with one occurring around 10 a.m. local time and another around 1 p.m.
Tangerang police chief Harry Kurniawan said the dead were discovered by his officers when they entered the factory warehouse, the Detik.com news portal reported.
The factory with more than 50 employees began operating less than two months ago, he said.
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