Wall collapse kills 11 people in central Indonesia

AP News
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.

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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.