Four-story building in Jakarta collapses, injuring 11

Four-story building in Jakarta collapses, injuring 11

Basarnas' Director of Operation Brig. Gen (Mar) Budi Purnama involved in the evacuation of victims of collapsed building in West Jakarta on Monday (Jan 6, 2020). ANTARA/Devi Nindy/sh

We continue to monitor the situation from outside the building using a firefighter crane
Jakarta (ANTARA) - A four-story building in Palmerah, West Jakarta, partially collapsed at 9:15 a.m. local time on Monday, injuring 11 people.

"A total of 11 people got injured, eight inside the building and three outside the premises," Director of Operation of the National Search and Rescue Agency (Basarnas) Brig. Gen. (Mar) Budi Purnama stated.

The local residents gauged the condition of the three victims, who were online motorbike drivers and passing by the location, while eight other persons, trapped on the second floor of the building, were evacuated by the police, he revealed.

The condition of all victims was checked at two hospitals in Jakarta.

"We continue to monitor the situation from outside the building using a firefighter crane," Purnama stated, adding that the rest of the building could cave in further at any time.

Earlier, head of the West Jakarta Public Order Agency (Satpol PP) Tamo Sijabat stated that three victims -- Febriani (27), Muhamamd Iqbal (37), and Ervan Juliansyah (52) -- were evacuated from the building.

"Until now, three victims -- two men and one woman -- were moved to Tarakan Hospital," Sijabat stated.

Part of the building houses a convenience store.

However, Sijabat failed to furnish further details on whether the victims were passersby or workers at the minimarket.

"We could not as yet confirm it. They were directly rushed to Tarakan Hospital," he stated.

The ground floor and about half of the upper floors are still intact. Some vehicles were struck by the fallen rubble. Related news: Anies Baswedan joins a clean-up activity in Kampung Makassar
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