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Portuguese among those killed in a prison fire in Indonesia

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Most of the 41 deceased inmates were serving a drug-related sentence. Of the prisoners killed, one had Portuguese citizenship, advanced Minister of Justice and Human Rights of Indonesia, Jason Laoli. Another foreign citizen had South African citizenship.

In an interview with Antena 1, Secretary of State for Portuguese Communities Berta Nunes confirmed the death of the Portuguese and added that the Portuguese government is now trying to contact the prisoner’s family.

Authorities are still investigating the cause of the fire, but preliminary investigations indicated a short circuit in one of the unit’s cells. According to the Indonesian executive, the prison’s electrical network has not been updated since 1972, when the building was built.

The fire broke out early in the morning in block C of the prison, where they were convicted of drug addiction and drug trafficking and where at least 122 people were in custody at the time of the accidentsince the block in question was built to accommodate 38 inmatessays government official Rick Aprianti, quoted by Reuters.

According to the latest official figures released by the government, more than 2,000 inmates are held in Tangerang Prison, which has a capacity of only 600 inmates.

“The situation is now under control,” Jakarta Police Chief Fadil Imran told reporters, confirming that at least 41 prisoners died, 80 were hospitalized, eight of them received severe burns.

An official told reporters that hundreds of police officers and soldiers were stationed around the prison to prevent inmates from escaping after the fire.

Television showed firefighters struggling to extinguish the flames as puffs of black smoke burst from the room. Dozens of bodies in orange bags were placed in a prison cell.

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After the plane thaw found two corpses in the Swiss Alps

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After the discovery of the wreckage, two bodies were found in the melting ice of the Swiss Alps. Snowless winters and hot July temperatures are slowly revealing the secrets hidden in the Alps.

Two French climbers discovered the bodies on Wednesday while climbing the Chesgen glacier in Valais.

The bones were brought by helicopter for examination. Police say the DNA identification process “may take several days.”

The discovery happened next to a trail that hadn’t been used in over a decade, said Dario Andenmatten, director of the mountain hut in Britain, where many climbers start their ascents in the region.

French climbers were guided by an old map, which led to the discovery. One of the climbers claims that one of the bodies found was wearing “clothing from the 80s.” According to the report, the body was mummified and slightly damaged, “but nearly intact.”

Investigators estimate the death occurred “around the 1970s or 1980s.”

A week ago, a body was found next to the Stockey glacier, near the resort of Zermatt, on Monte Cervino, the most famous mountain in the Alps.

Police in the Alps maintain a list of some 300 people who have gone missing since 1925, one of which is billionaire supermarket chain owner Karl-Erivan Haub who disappeared in 2018.

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After a relatively snowless winter, the Swiss Alps have already experienced two heatwaves in the summer. In July, authorities advised climbers not to climb the Matterhorn due to abnormally high temperatures, which reached almost 30 degrees Celsius in Zermatt.

During the July heat wave, the height at which the water froze was a record 5184 meters compared to the normal summer level of 3000 to 3500 meters.

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