Second floor of Indonesia Stock Exchange collapses, around a dozen people injured

Injured people are treated outside the Indonesian Stock Exchange building following reports of a collapsed structure inside the building in Jakarta, Indonesia January 15, 2018.
Reuters

The second floor of the Indonesia Stock Exchange building collapsed on Monday, said an exchange employee, injuring around a dozen people who were carried on stretches from the building.

“The second floor of the building has collapsed,” said Vindy, a personal assistant to the exchange’s President Director Tito Sulistio, who was in the building at the time.

Around a dozen injured people were seen being carried from the building on stretchers, a Reuters witness said and police were cordoning off the two-tower, multi-storey building.

It later reopened for the afternoon session, but Sulistio said all staff were safe.

“A hundred percent of bourse members are connected and safe. Bourse system is not affected,” exchange chief he told reporters outside the building in central Jakarta.