Scores killed, dozens injured in explosion at Indonesian fireworks factory

An explosion at a fireworks factory in Indonesia has killed 47 and injured dozens more, according to Kompas TV, citing police. The bodies of those who had died were unrecognizable, said Nico Afinta of the Jakarta police, who added that the number of fatalities is likely to increase. “We are still evacuating victims,” Tangerang Kota police chief Harry Kurniawan told AFP. Local TV coverage and images posted online showed plumes of dark smoke rising from the Tangerang factory, west of Jakarta.