Jakarta: At least 75 people were injured Monday when a mezzanine floor at Indonesia’s stock exchange building collapsed into the lobby, police said, with victims carried out of the debris-filled building on stretchers.
A cascade of glass, metal and other material crashed onto the ground floor when part of the mezzanine level gave way.
Workers at the Indonesia Stock Exchange (IDX) in South Jakarta were allowed to enter the building and to continue with their duties at 2:20 p.m., around two hours after a mezzanine floor in the building collapsed.
“They may enter the bourse’s Tower 2, however they can’t get through the collapsed mezzanine. Security officers have been assigned to guard the area,” Kebayoran Baru Police chief told the jakarta post.
The police taped off the area and officers escorted the workers into the building.
Officials from several agencies, such as the Indonesian Red Cross and the Jakarta Disaster Mitigation Agency, also stood by to help evacuate victims.
The Financial Services Authority has stated that the incident did not affect trading at the bourse.