Seven killed in In­done­sia build­ing col­lapse

Viet Nam News - - ASIA -

BANDUNG, In­done­sia — A group of teenagers prac­tis­ing for a dance and mu­sic show were among seven In­done­sians killed yes­ter­day 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 said.

“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.

Seven were killed as the art cen­tre caved in, in­clud­ing six boys be­tween 13 and 15 years-old and the cen­tre’s 48year-old man­ager, po­lice said.

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