JAKARTA: More than 70 people were injured after a mezzanine floor at the Indonesia Stock Exchange collapsed onto the building's lobby on Monday (Jan 15).
Police cordoned off the complex as people fled the building in panic. Many of the injured were university students who were on the mezzanine floor when it collapsed.
“There was a rumbling noise but it wasn't an explosion. It was like something had fallen, and suddenly the floor we were standing on fell away,” said student Alfita, 20, who uses one name. She escaped with light bruises.
Dramatic CCTV footage that emerged on social media showed a floor shearing away in a matter of seconds under the students.
“I can definitely confirm there are no deaths,” director of the Indonesian stock exchange, Tito Sulistio, said on Metro TV.