Balcony Collapses at Indonesia Stock Exchange; Injuries Reported

Dramatic video shows the moment a mezzanine floor collapsed at the Indonesia Stock Exchange, injuring more than 70 people.

The walkway is located above the main lobby of the building and near where visitors are screened and checked before entering.

A spokesman for the national police said that numerous injured were college students on a tour, according to the Associated Press.

Images on local television channels show significant debris near the entrance of the building.

The local office of the World Bank is housed on the 12th floor of the complex, according to its website.

The cause of the collapse wasn't immediately clear.

National police spokesman Inspector General Setyo Wasisto said investigators would probe blueprint of the building after the incident, reported Xinhua.

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The Indonesia Stock Exchange posted on Twitter that Monday trading "would be normal with no changes to the trading schedule", adding that more information would be provided later.

"We are still evaluating, but earlier 15 ambulances have been conveying victims to hospitals", he said.

Despite the seriousness of the incident only around 20 people required hospital treatment.

"The structure suddenly collapsed, causing chaos", the student, identified as Ade, told MetroTV. "I saw a lady unconscious stuck under slab of concrete".

There had been group of high school students on the level when it started collapsing, she said.

Despite the morning collapse, the benchmark index was little changed before the lunch break.

The exchange resumed operations in the afternoon, Reuters reports.

  • Sonia Alvarado