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Fire in Indonesia prison kills 41 in block crowded to more than 3 times capacity

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By Yuddy Cahya Budiman and Stanley Widianto TANGERANG, Indonesia (Reuters) -A fire killed 41 inmates in an overcrowded prison block in Indonesia’s Banten province, a government minister said on Wednesday, injuring scores more in a blaze that police said may have been caused by an electrical fault. The fire, the country’s most deadly since 47 perished in a firework factory disaster in 2017, broke out at 1.45 a.m. local time in a Tangerang Prison block, said Indonesian law and human rights minister Yasonna Laoly, after visiting the scene. “We’re working together with relevant authorities to look…

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