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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Fatal Indonesian Fire

BOGOR, Indonesia () -- At least 77 people were reported killed in a blaze that razed a shopping center in the Indonesian town of Bogor, and a department store official said Friday the final toll could be much higher.


The store official said he believed about 200 people were in the store when fire erupted at dawn on Thursday and raged for most of the day.


"It is not clear whether 200 people have been killed. They were in the store for stock-taking at the end of the financial year," the official told Reuters.


One police official said the fire, reported to be the fifth in the building since 1987, was believed to have been caused by an electrical short-circuit.