Jakarta orders probe after stock exchange building walkway collapses

VIDEO: REUTERS
The walkway at the Indonesia Stock Exchange (IDX) building in Jakarta collapsed at around noon on Jan 15, 2018.
The walkway at the Indonesia Stock Exchange (IDX) building in Jakarta collapsed at around noon on Jan 15, 2018.SCREENGRAB: YOUTUBE/IBANKCOIN.COM
A screengrab from a video which shows a group of people standing on the walkway when it collapsed.
A screengrab from a video which shows a group of people standing on the walkway when it collapsed.PHOTO: SCREENGRAB FROM TWITTER/SUTOPO PURWO NUGROHO
Injured people being treated outside the Indonesia Stock Exchange building after reports of a collapsed structure.
Injured people being treated outside the Indonesia Stock Exchange building after reports of a collapsed structure.PHOTO: AFP
The authorities said it was too early to tell how many had been injured.
The authorities said it was too early to tell how many had been injured.PHOTO: REUTERS
People were evacuated from the Indonesia Stock Exchange building in Jakarta after a walkway collapsed.
People were evacuated from the Indonesia Stock Exchange building in Jakarta after a walkway collapsed. PHOTO: TWITTER/ ADAM HARVEY
The cause of the collapse at the Indonesia Stock Exchange building in Jakarta is not yet known, but initial reports do not point to a terrorist attack.
The cause of the collapse at the Indonesia Stock Exchange building in Jakarta is not yet known, but initial reports do not point to a terrorist attack.PHOTO: TWITTER/ ADAM HARVEY

The Indonesian authorities ordered an immediate probe into the stock exchange building in Jakarta yesterday after a walkway collapsed in a heap of concrete, metal and glass, injuring dozens.

Closed-circuit television camera footage showed dramatic scenes of some visiting students plunging to the lobby below within seconds when the floor gave way yesterday afternoon.

The walkway on the mezzanine floor linked two towers of the building complex in the Sudirman business district.

More than 70 people were injured, with no deaths reported as at press time. Jakarta police said the collapse was not caused by an explosion, but were as yet unable to determine what caused the accident.

The complex was built in 1995 and last inspected by the authorities in May last year.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on January 16, 2018, with the headline 'Jakarta orders probe after walkway collapses'. Print Edition | Subscribe