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Mezzanine floor collapses at Indonesia stock exchange

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Dozens of people have been injured after a mezzanine floor collapsed at the Jakarta stock exchange building.

Police immediately evacuated and cordoned off the area, but trading has now continued.

Police said at least 72 people were wounded and are still being treated in three different hospitals in Jakarta, but there have been no fatalities so far.

Argo Yuwono, a police spokesman, told local media that some of the victims had been taken to nearby hospitals.

Indonesian police confirmed the incident was not a terrorist attack, but they are still probing into what caused the mezzanine floor to collapse.

“We are still investigating the cause, but for now our priorities are the casualties,” police officers said.

The incident occurred during lunch break so the building was a little bit quieter than usual, but there were still hundreds of people there at the time of the incident.

The Jakarta stock exchange is a grand two-tower building with a vast marble floor lobby.

The Indonesian government has been encouraging foreign investors to invest in the country, but today’s chaotic scenes are not the image they want to convey to the foreign investors.

The stock exchange chief Tito Sulistio said the system was not affected and the stock exchange has continued to do business for the afternoon session.


More details to follow. Image 1 of the scene from Makassar Terkini.

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