Floor Collapses at Indonesia Stock Exchange Building

At least 77 people were injured when a mezzanine floor at the Indonesia Stock Exchange (IDX) collapsed onto the building's lobby on Monday (15/01). (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)

By : JG | on 8:22 PM January 15, 2018
Category : Eyewitness, Multimedia, Photos

At least 77 people were injured when a mezzanine floor at the Indonesia Stock Exchange, or IDX, collapsed onto the building's lobby on Monday (15/01).

The accident occurred during lunchtime, a few minutes after the first trading session ended. Trading activities were uninterrupted.

The injured, most of whom had suffered bone fractures, were taken to the Navy Hospital, Siloam Hospital, Pertamina Hospital and Jakarta Hospital, all in the southern part of the capital, National Police spokesman Insp. Gen. Setyo Wasito said.

Many of the injured were visiting students from Bina Darma University in Palembang, South Sumatra.

While the cause of the accident is still unknown, there is speculation that the floor may have been overloaded.

The building was the target of a suicide bombing by Islamist militants in September 2000, but police have ruled out a bomb as the cause of Monday's collapse.

"No bomb was found at the IDX complex," Setyo said in a text message.

The high-rise two-tower building, constructed in the late 1990s, also houses the offices of the World Bank and International Finance Corporation.

Office staff take shelter from heavy rain while rescue workers evacuate injured victims from the lobby of the Indonesia Stock Exchange (IDX) building in South Jakarta on Monday. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro) Office staff take shelter from heavy rain while rescue workers evacuate injured victims from the lobby of the Indonesia Stock Exchange (IDX) building in South Jakarta on Monday. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)

Members of the police's canine unit stand in front of the building entrance during the evacuation. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro) Members of the police's canine unit stand in front of the building entrance during the evacuation. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)

Emergency personnel participate in the evacuation of Tower 2 of the Indonesia Stock Exchange building. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro) Emergency personnel participate in the evacuation of Tower 2 of the Indonesia Stock Exchange building. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)

The heavy rain did not hamper the evacuation process but office staff were forced to take shelter at various places outside the affected building. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro) The heavy rain did not hamper the evacuation process but office staff were forced to take shelter at various places outside the affected building. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)

The cause of the incident is still unknown, but there is speculation that the mezzanine floor in Tower 2 may have been overloaded. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro) The cause of the incident is still unknown, but there is speculation that the mezzanine floor in Tower 2 may have been overloaded. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)

An armed policeman secures the area as firefighters move in with specialized equipment during the evacuation process. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro) An armed policeman secures the area as firefighters move in with specialized equipment during the evacuation process. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)

Police officers guard the entrance to Tower 2 while the evacuation continues. Office workers were still allowed to enter through Tower 1. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro) Police officers guard the entrance to Tower 2 while the evacuation continues. Office workers were still allowed to enter through Tower 1. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)


Show More
 
MORE NEWS