JAKARTA – At least 12 people were injured when part of a mosque’s dome collapsed in South Sulawesi, Indonesia.
The mosque in the district of Ujung Tanah, Makassar constructed in 1993, was packed last night when part of the dome fell to the ground.
Hundreds of people, including children, had gathered to attend Tarawih prayer to mark the fifth night of the fasting month of Ramadhan.
Makassar mayor Danny Pomanto said the injured were taken to a naval hospital, Pattingalloang community health centre and Akademis Jaury Hospital.
He also directed all relevant authorities to provide support for the injured and ordered the temporary closure of the mosque.
An investigation is currently underway with the city’s public works department to determine its causes, Makassar Port police chief Yudi Frianto was quoted by online media as saying. – Bernama