Video: Indonesian mosque dome collapses in massive fire


The Jakarta Islamic Center Grand Mosque in Indonesia was destroyed on Wednesday after its massive dome collapsed following a giant fire. A dramatic video clip, which has gone viral on social media, shows the mosque’s dome collapsing amid a plume of smoke and dust.

Before the collapse, footage shows flames pouring out of the gray dome and firefighters trying to get the fire under control.

The fire was reported around 3 p.m. local time and at least 10 fire trucks were dispatched to the scene to tackle it, a gulf today report citing Indonesian media. He added that the cause of the fire is unknown.

The mosque, undergoing renovation, was surrounded by scaffolding when the incident occurred. No one was injured and an investigation is underway to determine the cause.

The mosque, located in a complex next to educational, commercial and research facilities, burned down 20 years ago in October 2002. It took more than five hours to extinguish the fire at that time.


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