7 killed in build­ing col­lapse:

Arab Times - - INTERNATIONAL -

A group of teenagers prac­tis­ing for a dance and mu­sic show were among seven peo­ple killed Mon­day when the build­ing they were in col­lapsed, po­lice said.

The ac­ci­dent hap­pened in Cire­bon, about 220 kilo­me­tres (135 miles) east of Jakarta.

A tall ware­house next door col­lapsed and then crushed the lo­cal art cen­tre where the ju­nior high school stu­dents were pre­par­ing for a show, ac­cord­ing to po­lice.

“A nine-me­tre tall build­ing sud­denly col­lapsed onto the art cen­tre right next to it,” lo­cal po­lice chief Trunoyudo Wisnu Andiko told AFP.

“The art cen­tre also col­lapsed im­me­di­ately and buried some chil­dren.”

Au­thor­i­ties ini­tially said just one part of the ware­house had fallen onto the art cen­tre. (AFP)

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