Fire rips through wooden boat

Muscat Daily - - WORLD -

Three peo­ple were in­jured af­ter 18 wooden fish­ing boats caught fire in In­done­sia on Satur­day, a dis­as­ter of­fi­cial said. Fire ser­vices were strug­gling to put out the bil­low­ing blaze at a river­side port in Pati on the north­ern coast of Java is­land. “We are still try­ing to put out the fire so that it doesn’t burn more boats,” spokesman for the Na­tional Dis­as­ter Man­age­ment Agency, Su­topo Purwo Nu­groho, said. Three peo­ple were se­ri­ously in­jured in the in­ci­dent, Nu­groho added. It is not clear what caused the fire.

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