Gas canister explosion injures scores in Jakarta

A gas cylinder exploded in a house in Jl. Haji Ung, Kemayoran, Central Jakarta, on Saturday morning, injuring scores of people, including children.

News portal reported that the injured victims were taken to Islamic Hospital in Cempaka Putih, Central Jakarta.

The house owner was reportedly installing the canister when it exploded and injured a number of children that happened to pass by the house.

Authorities have yet to make official statement on the incident.