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At Least 19 Die in Blaze, Brawl at Karaoke Bar in Indonesia’s Papua

The Epoch Times

By Reuters

January 25, 2022 Updated: January 25, 2022


JAKARTA—At least 19 people have died after a karaoke bar in Indonesia’s West Papua was set ablaze following a brawl between rival gangs of youths in the area, police in the provincial capital of Sorong said on Tuesday.

One person was fatally stabbed in the fight early on Tuesday before the venue was set on fire with 18 people trapped inside, a police official said.

“Fights among youths in cities are normal, but that it has caused so many deaths, that is a first,” Adam Erwini, a spokesman for West Papua police, told Metro TV.

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