No Indonesian Casualties in Manhattan Explosion

Willy Haryono    •    19 September 2016 12:35 WIB
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No Indonesian Casualties in Manhattan Explosion
An explosion occured in Manhattan, New York City on Saturday, September 17, 2016 (Photo: AFP/Getty/Drew Angerer), Jakarta: An explosion in Manhattan, New York City, the United States on Saturday (9/17) injured 29 people. None of them are from Indonesia.

"No Indonesian casualties until now," said Yomi Eka Putra, staff at the Indonesian Consulate General in New York on Sunday (9/18).

"According to the police, the explosion injured 29 people," he continued.

The New York City Fire Department said on Twitter the victims only suffered light injuries.

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio said the explosion was intentional. However, he avoided to link the blast with terrorism.