Indonesia building collapse kills 2, injures 12

Seven of the injured were seriously hurt after the building extension collapsed in the Tanah Abang area, the central Jakarta police chief said.

Indonesia building collapse kills 2, injures 12

Indonesian rescue workers used a thermal detector to search for victims trapped under rubble after two people died and 12 were injured when a building collapsed near a busy textile market in Jakarta, police said on Wednesday.

Seven of the injured were seriously hurt after the building extension collapsed in the Tanah Abang area, the central Jakarta police chief said.

Police had sealed off the site after the thermal detector did not indicate any more victims were still trapped, and were questioning witnesses, the official said.

"From initial information that we received from the city mayor the development did not have a permit," said police chief Hamidin, who uses one name like many Indonesians.

Construction standards in Indonesia, the world's fourth most populous country, are often poor and safety rules frequently flouted, resulting in accidents.


Reuters

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