Indonesia bourse holds minute silence for injured after floor collapse

From Reuters - January 15, 2018

JAKARTA, (Reuters) - Indonesias stock exchange held a minute silence at the start of trading on Tuesday for more than 70 people injured when a mezzanine floor in the buildingsuddenly collapsed.

No deaths have been reported from the collapse on Monday but dozens of people, many university students visiting the Indonesia Stock Exchange (IDX), are being treated in hospitals.

Bourse officials said the rest of the building complex was operating normally.

Main structure wise, this building has no problem, said Samsul Hidayat, a director at the IDX. We have blocked the mezzanine floor.

The high-rise building, constructed in the late 1990s, is part of a two-tower complex in the heart of Jakartas financial district and houses dozens of offices including the World Bank.

It was the target of a car bombing by Islamist militants in September 2000. Police have ruled out a bomb as a cause of Mondays collapse.

The second tower was reopened for business on Tuesday, with the parts of the floor that were still intact propped up by makeshift columns.


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