Fire kills 41 inmates, 80 hospitalized at crowded Indonesian prison

Overnight, a massive fire raged through an overcrowded prison near Indonesia's capital.

At least 41 inmates were killed, including two foreigners serving drug sentences. Eight inmates were hospitalized with severe burns, while nine others were treated for minor injuries.

Sixty-four inmates were transferred to a mosque on the prison grounds, many of whom had smoke inhalation.

Victims were evacuated in ambulances, and dozens of bodies were placed in orange bags in a prison room. 

Indonesia's justice minister expressed his heartfelt condolences to the victims' families and promised to provide the best possible care to injured victims.








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