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Powerful explosion hits E. Kalimantan refinery site Source: Kyodo News Service/Associated Press Publication date: 2000-08-06
JAKARTA, Aug. 7 (Kyodo) -- A powerful explosion occurred Monday morning at an oil refinery owned by Indonesia's state-owned Pertamina oil company in Balikpapan town in East Kalimantan province, an official in Jakarta said Monday. There was no immediate report of casualties, the official said.
A Pertamina spokesman told Kyodo News by phone that the explosion occurred around 6:45 a.m. Firefighters put the fire out around 7:30 a.m., the spokesman said.
Balikpapan is around 2,100 kilometers northeast of Jakarta.
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