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11 killed as 23ft wall collapses

Eleven people have been killed after a high concrete wall collapsed in a housing complex on central Indonesia's Sulawesi island, police said.

South Sulawesi police chief Major General Johny Waenal Usman said the 23ft wall collapsed and buried several houses in a housing estate in Makassar, the largest city on Sulawesi.

Mr Usman said rescuers found 11 bodies, including a seven-year-old boy, buried under debris. Eight people were taken to hospital, many with cuts, broken bones and head wounds.

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


From Belfast Telegraph