In the Indonesian capital Jakarta, a fire partially collapsed a mosque on Wednesday. According to local media reports, it was the Jakarta Islamic Center in Koja, a district in the north of the city. The fire broke out during renovation work on the dome, a local police representative told the German Press Agency. The dome collapsed several hours after the fire broke out.
There should not have been any injuries or deaths. "We evacuated everyone from the mosque. Thank God there were no casualties in this incident," the Euro News portal quoted North Jakarta Police Chief Kombes Wibowo as saying.
With more than 270 million inhabitants, Indonesia is the country with the largest number of Muslims in the world. In addition to the mosque, the Islamic Center complex also houses educational, commercial and research institutions. Around 20 years ago, the dome caught fire - also during renovation work.
Sources: "Euro News", "Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung"