Mon, 31 Mar 2003

Car explodes at Menteng Apartment

A Jeep Cherokee exploded on Sunday in the basement parking lot of the Menteng Executive Apartments in Central Jakarta. The owner of the vehicle has not yet been identified.

The chief of the Menteng Police, Comr. Syah Biantoro, said the vehicle exploded when it was started at about 11:45 a.m.

The person who started the vehicle survived the explosion but has not yet been identified.

A number of residents, including several expatriates, witnessed the incident, Antara reported.

Police have cordoned off the area. --JP