Indonesia police affirm stock market building collapse not an explosion

Rescuers search for the victims at the site of the accident ((Photo: AFP) Jakarta (VNA) – Indonesian police on January 15 initially affirmed that the collapse ofthe Jakarta stock market building was not the result of an explosion.At least 75 people were injured when a mezzanine floor of the Indonesia StockExchange in Jakarta collapsed earlier the same day.Indonesian authorities have sped up investigation to find out reasons behindthe collapse. National policespokesman Inspector General Setyo Wasisto disclosed that police investigatorswould investigate blueprint of the building after the incident. Every building hasits own blueprint, so there must be information stipulating how long a buildingwill remain strong, he said at the police headquarters.The spokesmanensured that the cause of the incident is not an explosion.Images aired on television and circulated on social media showed a concrete andmetal structure that had collapsed around a Starbucks cafe near the entrance tothe lobby of the building.All victims weretaken to local hospital, and investigations are underway, police said.The high-rise building, constructed in the late 1990s, is part of a two-towercomplex also housing offices of the World Bank and the International FinanceCorporation. It was the target of a car bombing by Islamist militants inSeptember 2000.-VNA


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