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Indonesia slows infrastructure construction after another accident

Widodo's flagship economic policy hits a big roadblock

A worker looks away from a collapsed column at a toll road construction site in Jakarta. (Antara Foto)

JAKARTA -- The Indonesian government on Tuesday said it will temporarily halt the construction of elevated toll roads and railway tracks while probing a string of recent construction accidents.

The announcement represents a major setback for President Joko Widodo, who launched an aggressive infrastructure drive in October 2014.

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