Floor Collapses at Indonesia's Stock Exchange, Trading Remains Uninterrupted

An initial analysis has found that the collapse of a mezzanine floor at the Indonesia Stock Exchange (IDX) in Jakarta on Monday (15/01) was likely caused by failing support cables, or 'slings,' which anchored the floor to the rest of the structure. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro) (Antara Photo/Elo)

By : Sarah Yuniarni | on 2:06 PM January 15, 2018
Category : News, Featured, Disasters

Jakarta. A section of the Indonesia Stock Exchange (IDX) building in Central Jakarta collapsed at around 12 p.m. on Monday (15/01), injuring dozens, the stock exchange's president director told reporters.

The first floor of tower two at the building collapsed a few minutes after the first trading session ended.

"Fewer than 20 people were injured," IDX president director Tito Sulistio said.

According to an official statement, today's second trading session will start as normal at 1:30 p.m. despite the accident.

"We will announce new information as it comes to hand," the statement said.

The statement did not mention the cause of the accident.

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