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A shocking video has emerged online showing the moment where the walkway at the Indonesia Stock Exchange (IDX) collapsed, while people were standing on it.
More than 70 people were injured in the incident that occurred on Jan 15, according to a report from The Straits Times.
A video of the incident, which was widely shared on social media, shows the walkway collapse from two different angles.
It happened at indonesia stock exchange building jakarta, this morning Omg so scary
— tiny (@KJH_NOONA) January 15, 2018
First, the video shows several people walking along the walkway when it suddenly collapsed, causing them to scramble for safety. The footage then abruptly cuts off.
The second half of the video then shows a large group of people gathering on the walkway before collapsing.
The walkway is located above the main lobby of the building and near the area where visitors are screened and checked before entering.
Authorities are yet to have identified the cause of the collapse, but Jakarta police said it was not due to an explosion.
Another video shows the aftermath of the incident shows water spurting out from the debris of the structure that had collapsed.
— Radio Elshinta (@RadioElshinta) January 15, 2018
Jakarta police spokesman Argo Yuwono said that 77 people were injured and being treated at four hospitals, adding there were no fatalities in the incident.
Many people working in the building would have been crossing the walkway linking Tower 2 to Tower 1 of the building when it collapsed, said the police spokesman.
15 ambulances were deployed to convey the victims to the hospital, most of which were university students who were visiting the exchange.
It was a close shave for many like CIMB Private Bank economist, Song Seng Wun, who was attending an event at the IDX.
“Our event just ended and the floor collapsed,” he said, before returning to Singapore on Monday. “Luckily, all these happened just before the lunch crowd came down.”
News agency Reuters reported that the director of the stock exchange, Alpino Kianjaya, declined to comment on the incident.
Markets reopened at 1.30pm Singapore time and business resumed in the afternoon.