Indonesian stock exchange floor collapses, several injured

ANI | Updated: Jan 16, 2018 11:13 IST

Jakarta [Indonesia], Jan 16 (ANI): Scores of persons have been injured after the mezzanine floor of the Indonesian stock exchange collapsed here yesterday.

The officials said that a large number of Indonesian university students were said to be on the balcony when it suddenly collapsed beneath them.

Reports suggested over 70 persons have been wounded.

Many of the injured appeared to have suffered fractures, according to police and hospital officials.

The city will "audit the building", reports the Independent, which quoted Jakarta Governor Anies Baswedan, as saying so.

"I have conveyed to the building's management that the audit of the construction should start tonight so that the activities of the stock exchange are not disturbed," Baswedan , who visited the site, added.

The building was reportedly last inspected by authorities in May. (ANI)