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Storefront awning collapses despite good weather in Depok

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    The Jakarta Post

Depok   /   Mon, May 6, 2019   /   06:44 pm
Storefront awning collapses despite good weather in Depok A storefront awning of a convenience store collapsed despite fine weather on Monday in Depok, West Java. (kompas.com/Cynthia Lova)

A storefront awning of a convenience store in Pasir Gunung Selatan, Cimanggis subdistrict, Depok, West Java, collapsed despite fine weather on Monday, damaging at least four motorcycles parked in front of the store.

No casualties were reported in the incident.

Dian Yanuar, a witness, said the awning collapsed at around 12 p.m, but did not know what caused the collapse as the weather was good at the time.

“I thought there was an earthquake. The noise was extremely loud,” Dian said in Depok, adding that three workers inside the store panicked and ran straight into the stockroom.

Wantoro, who is the secretary of community unit (RW) 007 in Pasir Gunung Selatan, said the store was around 14 years old, which is possibly why the awning collapsed.

“It was built in 2005. The building’s base is no longer strong. Also, there were some parabolic [TV] antennas installed on the roof,” he said.

Wantoro said the store’s parking attendant had previously told him that he heard cracking noises coming from the building.

Some residents nearby helped move the debris off the motorcycles. (das)