At least 16 people are missing after a cargo ship collided with a fishing boat in Indonesia. Officials confirmed that the accident happened on the island of Java on Saturday.
Authorities said in a statement on Sunday. It is said that 15 members of the fishing boat were rescued after the accident on Saturday. But 16 members of the boat are still missing. There were 32 people in the boat. News AFP.
The rescue operation is still going on. A rescue ship rescued the people and evacuated them safely.
The accident took place around 9:30 pm local time on Saturday. The ship and the fishing boat had the Indonesian flag. However, no crew of the cargo ship was reported injured in the accident.
A massive explosion has occurred at a government oil and natural gas refinery in Indonesia.
The bomber struck shortly after noon in front of a police recruiting center in Jakarta.
The state-owned Balagan refinery in the Indramayu region of Java province refines about 125,000 barrels of oil per day.
One of the largest oil refineries in Indonesia. This is even more important because it supplies oil to greater Jakarta.
According to local media reports, tremors were felt over a large area after the blast.
At least 20 people were injured and about 950 were evacuated. The BBC reports that several others are missing. Five of the injured are in critical condition.
In the situation that has arisen, the law enforcers are evacuating the residents of the adjoining area. The cause of the explosion was not immediately known.
Witnesses said the oil refinery exploded shortly after heavy rains and lightning struck the area.
Twenty-seven passengers of a school bus have been killed after falling into a ravine on their way back from a trip to Indonesia.
The accident happened on the island of Java on Wednesday night, the country’s transport ministry said. News Reuters.
The rescue agency said in a statement on Thursday that the driver lost control of the bus near the town of Sumadang in West Java province. The bus fell into a ravine.
The bus was carrying school children and some of their parents back from a trip, according to the Indonesian Ministry of Transport. 39 people have been rescued alive in this incident.
Pictures of the scene show rescuers trying to locate the victims after the crash.
Supriano, an official with the local search and rescue agency, said everyone had been evacuated after the incident. Rescuers were rushed to a nearby hospital.
However, it was not known what caused the bus to fall into the gorge. The concerned authorities have started investigation into the incident.
Prince Hamzah bin Hussein, the half-brother of King Abdullah II of Jordan, has been placed under house arrest. He described the country’s current system of governance as corrupt, incompetent and oppressive.
The army has denied detaining Prince Hamzah, the former heir to the throne. He then made the statement in a videotape on Saturday.
According to the BBC, Hamza sent the video after arresting several high-ranking officials in connection with an alleged coup plot.
They said Hamza had been instructed to stop any measures that could be used to target the country’s security and stability.
The move is thought to have been made after Prince Hamza met with leaders of various local groups. That being said, Hamza was able to garner some support among these leaders.
Prince Hamza denies any wrongdoing and claims he is not part of any conspiracy.
Hamza is the eldest son of the late King Hussein of Jordan and his beloved wife Rani Noor.
Hamza, a graduate of Harrow School and the Royal Military Academy in the United Kingdom, has also studied at Harvard University in the United States. He has also served in the Jordanian Armed Forces.
Hamza, the beloved son of King Hussein, was proclaimed Crown Prince of Jordan in 1999. After Hussein’s death, Hamza was not declared his successor, considering him too young and inexperienced. Abdullah became king of Jordan instead.
In 2004, King Abdullah Hamza snatched the title of Crown Prince. This shocked Queen Noor, because she wanted to see her eldest son as king.