Expert suspects construction flaw leads to the collapse of Alfamart

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Victim evacuation of collapsed Alfamart in South Kalimantan.(Source: ANTARA FOTO/Iman Satria)

Jakarta, IO – The tragedy of collapsed Alfamart in Banjarmasin entered a new phase. South Kalimantan Police began their investigation by interviewing eye witnesses in the field, including the management of the ill-fated convenience store branch.

“The investigation is being handled by the Criminal Investigation Division of the Banjar Police,” said South Kalimantan Police spokesperson Police Commissioner (Kombes) Pol. Mochamad Rifai on Wednesday (20/4).

Read: Police to investigate collapsed convenience store that kills 3

The three-story shophouse rented by Alfamart collapsed on Monday (18/4), killing five including three visitors and two employees. Rescuers managed to evacuate 14 other who were buried under the rubble.