The sound of explosions in Pandeglang Regency was even heard as far as a radius of 10 kilometers
REPUBLIKA.CO.ID, PANDEGLANG — A loud explosion occurred in one of the residents’ houses located in Cisaat Village, Tangkilsari Village, Cimanggu District, Pandeglang Regency, Banten Province on Sunday (9/1) evening WIB. One person was reported to have died and another person was seriously injured in the incident.
“(Sunday) At around 20.30 WIB there was an explosion at the house of one of the residents of Tangkilsari Village which resulted in one death and one serious injury,” said the Head of Public Relations Banten Police Kombes Shinto Silitonga in his statement in Pandeglang Regency, Monday (10/1/2022).
Shinto explained, based on information obtained from a number of witnesses, initially residents were shocked by a very loud explosion from the direction of the house of a resident with the initials UL in Cisaat Village, Tangkil Sari Village, Cimanggu District, Pandeglang. The sound of the explosion was even heard as far as a radius of 10 kilometers (km).
“After hearing the sound of an explosion, the surrounding community came to the scene from UL’s house and found a body (UL). As well as one seriously injured person with the initials LI, who is the wife of UL, the residents concerned were trying to get out of the rubble. destroyed house,” he explained.
Shinto said the police had conducted a crime scene (TKP) and put up a police line. The deceased UL has been taken to the Berkah Pandeglang Hospital for an autopsy, while the seriously injured LI has been referred to the same hospital for medical treatment.
Shinto ensured that the authorities would continue to investigate the case to reveal the cause of the unfortunate incident. It also has not explained what triggered the big explosion. “We are continuing to collect witnesses and evidence for the cause of the explosion,” he said.