Sun, 15 Jun 2003

Post office damaged by fire

INDONESIA: The Medan Post Office on Jl. Bukit Barisan in the capital of North Sumatra was damaged by a blaze on Saturday at around 2 a.m.

No casualties were reported in the fire but thousands of letters were destroyed.

Medan Police chief of detectives Adj. Comr. Maruli Siahaan said the police were still investigating the fire but that a short circuit appeared to be the cause.

Six fire trucks arrived at the scene soon after the fire started and the firemen managed to extinguish the blaze within an hour. -- JP