The Smell of Gasoline across the Refinery
Monday, 5 April 2021
Leakage of the T-301G tank is believed to be the cause of a big fire at the Balongan refinery. The management ignored community reports on strong gasoline smell prior to the fire. Losses are estimated in the trillions of rupiah.
THE smell of gasoline filled Edi Sutrisno’s house at the Wisma Jati Block in Sukaurip village, Balongan subdistrict, Indramayu, West Java. At 9pm on Sunday, March 28, he could no longer stand to be inside of his house. The 42-year-old man decided to go outside to get some fresh air.
He found his neighbors did the same thing. They were loitering at their terrace or yard. Children were crying because they could not stand...
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