Mon, 12 May 2003

Bakery employee killed in explosion

JAKARTA: An employee at a bakery in the Metropolitan Mall in Bekasi died when a stove exploded on Sunday afternoon.

Yadi, 25, an employee at Raisan bakery, was working when the stove exploded at about 3 p.m., causing a fire in the store.

A number of other employees extinguished the fire, but Yadi had already suffered extensive burns, a Bekasi Police detective said.

The blast was heard all over the three-story shopping mall, causing panic among shoppers. Dozens of shops closed their doors for fear of looting.--Antara