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Jakarta: Giant dome collapses after fire engulfs Islamic Centre Grand Mosque | VIDEO

Jakarta: Videos showed firefighting officials taking shelter as the massive structure came down. The mosque was said be under renovation at the time of the incident.

Vani Mehrotra Edited By: Vani Mehrotra @vani_mehrotra New Delhi Published on: October 20, 2022 8:08 IST
Islamic Centre Grand Mosque, Jakarta mosque fire, Islamic Center Jakarta, Indonsia
Image Source : ANI Giant dome of Jakarta Islamic Centre Grand Mosque collapses

Highlights

  • The incident was reported on Wednesday
  • Officials said there were no reports of injuries or casualties
  • At least 10 fire engines were dispatched to the site soon after receiving information about the fire

Jakarta: The giant dome of the Islamic Centre Grand Mosque in Indonesia's Jakarta collapsed on Wednesday after a major fire engulfed the mosque. 

Officials said there were no reports of injuries or casualties in the incident. 

Videos circulating on social media showed moment when the dome of the mosque collapsed. Firefighting officials could be seen hiding and taking shelter as the massive structure came down. 

Clouds of flames and smoke were seen billowing from the mosque's dome just before it collapsed.

Reports said the mosque was undergoing renovation work at the time of the incident. 

Firefighters were alerted about the blaze shortly after 3 pm (Indonesia time), with at least 10 fire engines being dispatched to the scene, Indonesia media reported.

The cause of the fire was not yet known.

Local media police were interrogating contractors working in the building. 

Apart from the mosque, the Islamic Centre complex also houses educational, commercial and research facilities.

(With inputs from ANI)

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