Wall collapse kills 11 people in central Indonesia

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Posted: Dec 04, 2011 9:24 AM
Wall collapse kills 11 people in central Indonesia

Police say 11 people were killed when a high concrete wall collapsed in a housing complex on central Indonesia's Sulawesi island.

South Sulawesi police chief Maj. Gen. Johny Waenal Usman says the 23-foot-high (7-meter-high) wall collapsed and buried several houses Sunday in a housing estate in Makassar, the largest city on Sulawesi.

Usman says rescuers found 11 bodies, including a 7-year-old boy, buried under debris. Eight injured people were taken to hospitals, many with cuts, broken bones and head wounds.

Police are investigating the cause of the incident, which occurred during a heavy downpour.

Last week, a busy bridge collapsed on central Indonesia's Borneo island, leaving at least 21 people dead and scores missing and feared dead.