Death toll from Japanese cosmetics firm fire in Indonesia rises to 25

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Death toll from a fire at Japanese cosmetics firm PT Mandom on the outskirts of Jakarta has risen from five to 25 with 53 others being injured, an official said here Tuesday.

As many as 32 people are still under medical treatment at a hospital for their wounds, Corporate Secretary of PT Mandom Alia Dewi said.

"25 people have been dead. As many as 53 people were injured," she told Xinhua by phone.

All victims of the fire, which occurred at the firm's factory on July 10 in Bekasi town, are workers of the company, Dewi confirmed.

Five people were killed in the fire, and the casualties kept rising afterwards, according to her.

An investigation has being conducted on the cause of the fire, she added. Endi

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