Indonesia oil spill fire chokes city, 4 dead

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Jakarta: Waters off an Indonesian port city reek like a gas station after an oil spill and fire that killed four people over the weekend, an official said on Wednesday.
Balikpapan city secretary Sayid Fadli said that the city on the island of Borneo was in its third day of a state of emergency following the weekend spill around Semayang Port.
“The city is in an emergency situation because of the oil spill and the bay is now like a gas station,” Fadli said. “We have warned workers and residents around the bay to refrain from lighting cigarettes and make safety the priority.” Four people died after the fuel caught fire on Saturday, filling skies around the city with choking black smoke. One person is missing.
The city has distributed masks, and more than 1,300 people have suffered breathing problems, nausea and vomiting.