Terminal in Indonesia’s Bali airport catches fire, passengers evacuated


A fire that broke out in the domestic departure arrival of Bali’s Ngurah Rai Airport on Friday afternoon, April 19, 2019, at 4:45 pm (Photo: Agency)

JAKARTA, April 19 (Xinhua) -- One of terminals of the airport I Gusti Ngurah Rai International Airport in Bali resort Island of Indonesia caught fire on Friday, leaving hundreds of passengers stranded, a transport ministry senior official said.

The fire started at 16:50 p.m. local time and no casualty report has so far been reached, spokesman of the transport ministry Hengki Angkasawan told Xinhua via phone.

“The fire had caused 19 flight delays and cancellations,” he said.

The fire at the terminal serving for domestic departures and arrivals was extinguished at 17:20 p.m. local time and the operation of the airport resumed, said Hengki.

All passengers have been evacuated, he said.

I Gusti Ngurah Rai International Airport serves mostly foreign and domestic holiday makers.