At least 27 were killed and more than 30 were injured as a result of an explosion and a fire at a fireworks factory in Indonesia, local media reported.
The blaze took hold at around 09:00 local time, at an industrial complex in Tangerang, west of the capital Jakarta.
“We are still evacuating victims,” Tangerang Kota police chief Harry Kurniawan told AFP.
Television footage shows thick plumes of dark smoke billowing from the factory.
It is said that the number of casualties may increase.
“There are 103 workers in total working for this factory,” Nico Afinta, director of general crime at Jakarta Police, told Indonesia’s Kompas TV.