At least 77 people were injured on Monday after a floor collapsed at the Indonesia Stock Exchange in Jakarta. An investigation into the cause of the incident is underway.

Workers and security examine the damage after a mezzanine floor collapsed at the Indonesia Stock Exchange building in Jakarta, Indonesia, January 15, 2018.
Workers and security examine the damage after a mezzanine floor collapsed at the Indonesia Stock Exchange building in Jakarta, Indonesia, January 15, 2018. (Reuters)

A mezzanine floor inside the Jakarta Stock Exchange tower collapsed on Monday, injuring at least 77 people and forcing a chaotic evacuation.

The incident occurred around noon when a hallway between the bourse's two buildings suddenly gave way, spilling people onto the lobby area below.

"We can confirm that this was not because of a bomb," national police spokesman Setyo Wasisto told reporters. He ruled out terrorism as a cause of the collapse.

Security camera footage circulated online showed the collapse, with a group of people plunging several metres (feet) to the ground as the structure gave way beneath them.

An injured man is carried out of the Jakarta Stock Exchange tower after a floor collapse in Jakarta, Indonesia, January 15, 2018.
An injured man is carried out of the Jakarta Stock Exchange tower after a floor collapse in Jakarta, Indonesia, January 15, 2018. (AP)

People fled the building through a lobby strewn with debris. Emergency personnel tended to the injured on the grass and pavement outside the tower.

Wasisto said most of the injured were college students from Palembang in Sumatra who were visiting the stock exchange as part of a study tour.

An Indonesian worker attends one of evacuated victims after a structure inside the Jakarta Stock Exchange tower collapsed in Jakarta, Indonesia, January 15, 2018.
An Indonesian worker attends one of evacuated victims after a structure inside the Jakarta Stock Exchange tower collapsed in Jakarta, Indonesia, January 15, 2018. (AP)

Figures released by five hospitals showed that at least 77 people were injured.

A spokeswoman for Jakarta's Siloam Hospital said it had received more than two dozen victims.

An Indonesian security stands near the ruin of a structure inside the Jakarta Stock Exchange tower in Jakarta, Indonesia, January 15, 2018.
An Indonesian security stands near the ruin of a structure inside the Jakarta Stock Exchange tower in Jakarta, Indonesia, January 15, 2018. (AP)

A college student from Palembang said she felt a tremor just before the floor collapsed.

"The structure suddenly collapsed, causing chaos," the student, identified as Ade, told Jakarta's MetroTV.

She said some of her friends were hit by debris and suffered head wounds and broken bones.

Injured people are treated outside the Indonesian Stock Exchange building following reports of a collapsed structure inside the building in Jakarta, Indonesia, January 15, 2018.
Injured people are treated outside the Indonesian Stock Exchange building following reports of a collapsed structure inside the building in Jakarta, Indonesia, January 15, 2018. (Reuters)

The stock exchange remained open for its afternoon trading session and its general manager, Tito Sulistio, asserted no one had been killed.

Injured persons are evacuated from the Jakarta Stock Exchange tower in Jakarta, Indonesia, January 15, 2018.
Injured persons are evacuated from the Jakarta Stock Exchange tower in Jakarta, Indonesia, January 15, 2018. (AP)

"I guarantee that there were no fatalities," he said. "I helped evacuate the victims to the park and as far as I know, the worst injuries are fractures."

He said the exchange will pay the students' medical costs.

Police officers stand guard outside the Jakarta Stock Exchange tower in Jakarta, Indonesia, January 15, 2018.
Police officers stand guard outside the Jakarta Stock Exchange tower in Jakarta, Indonesia, January 15, 2018. (AP)

Police have cordoned off Tower 2 as an investigation into the cause of the collapse is underway.

Source: TRTWorld and agencies