Oil Refinery in Indonesia Catches Fire, Prompting an Evacuation

The state-owned oil company, Pertamina, which operates the refinery on Java island, suggested the fire may have been caused by a lightning strike. No deaths were reported.

#evacuations-and-evacuees, #fires-and-firefighters, #indonesia, #java-indonesia, #pertamina, #refineries

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Indonesia Bus Falls Into Ravine, Leaving Dozens Dead

The brakes on a bus carrying 66 students, teachers and relatives who had visited an Islamic missionary’s tomb appear to have malfunctioned, killing 29.

#buses, #holidays-and-special-occasions, #indonesia, #java-indonesia, #rescues, #roads-and-traffic, #traffic-accidents-and-safety

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What Made the Indonesian Plane Crash? New Report Sheds Light

In a preliminary report on Sriwijaya Air Flight 182, investigators said the crash might have been caused by several factors, including a problem controlling the engines’ thrust.

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Indonesia Plane Crash Shakes Small Fishing Village

A sleepy island has become a base for the aircraft search and recovery operation after Sriwijaya Air Flight 182 fell from the sky. “I’m lucky it didn’t hit me,” said one fisherman.

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11 Dead in 2 Landslides in Indonesia

The landslides on the island of Java were set off by heavy rainfall and unstable soil, officials said, and left rescue workers searching for survivors

#deaths-fatalities, #java-indonesia, #landslides-and-mudslides

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When Learning Is Really Remote: Students Climb Trees and Travel Miles for a Cell Signal

Schools are closed in Indonesia because of the pandemic, but for the rural poor who lack internet access and smartphones, online education is particularly difficult.

#computers-and-the-internet, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #e-learning, #indonesia, #java-indonesia, #teachers-and-school-employees, #wireless-communications

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‘It’s Too Late’: In Sprawling Indonesia, Coronavirus Surges

A random sampling of thousands found that one in 10 had antibodies for the coronavirus, an alarming glimpse at what could be runaway transmission.

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