Indonesia: matchstick warehouse fire casualties amount to 30 hinh anh 1Bodies of the victims were transported to the hospital (Photo: Reuters)

Jakarta (VNA) – At least 30 people, including three children, were killed when a fire burned a matchstick factory in North Sumatra, Indonesia on June 21.

Nugroho Nurhayoto, police chief of Binjai district in Langkat regency, where the accident took place, said the victims were trapped with no way out.

He added that they were suspected to be locked inside the factory.

The 30 bodies have been recovered from the site and sent to the Bhayangkara Police Hospital in Medan for autopsies.

Among the casualties, three were children who had accompanied their mothers to work.

The police are investigating the cause of the deadly blaze.-VNA