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Seven killed in Indonesia building collapse

AFP  |  Bandung 

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

The accident happened in Cirebon, about 220 kilometres east of

The wall of warehouse next door fell over and crushed the local art centre where the junior high school students were preparing for a show.

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

Two 13-year-old girls were also injured, with one in a critical condition, they added.

are investigating the cause of the collapse, but they said initial suspicion has fallen on the age of the art centre which had been operating since around the 1940s.

"The building is very old, but we still need to ask experts to determine the cause of the collapse," local spokesman told AFP. Lax construction standards have raised widespread concerns about building safety in

In January, at least 75 people were injured when a mezzanine floor at Indonesia's stock exchange building in collapsed into the lobby.

In February, the government temporarily halted all in Indonesia, after a dozen major accidents killed five and injured dozens more.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Mon, April 16 2018. 16:00 IST
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