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Ceiling collapses at Jakarta stock exchange

Ceiling collapses at Jakarta stock exchange

A floor at Indonesia's stock exchange collapsed into the building's lobby on Monday, injuring an unknown number of people, according to media reports. The cause was under investigation.

A spokeswoman for Jakarta's Siloam Hospital said it had received more than two dozen victims.

Around a dozen injured people were carried out on stretchers, according to an eyewitness.

"Spoke to worker on 23rd floor of building - heard loud thud and building shook before she was evacuated".

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A reporter from Metro TV, who was in the building to cover the stock market, said the incident happened shortly after noon local time. Markets are now in midday break and are scheduled to reopen at 1.30pm local time.

The spokeswoman said the seriousness of the injuries of the 28 people was still being assessed.

Footage showed some people sitting on the steps outside the building.

Images circulating on social media showed a mangled metal structure that had collapsed around a Starbucks cafe near the entrance to the lobby.