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300 Trapped in Hong Kong Fire, 8 Injured (Video)

Wed 15 Dec 2021 | 10:31 AM
Omnia Ahmed

Massive fire broke out in Hong Kong's World Trade Centre, on Wednesday, leaving eight people injured and more than 300 trapped in the building.

Police revealed that the fire broke out in the building located in the bustling commercial and shopping district of Causeway Bay. The 38-story building houses both offices and a mall.

The government stated that firefighters were battling the blaze with two water jets, adding that employing ladders and breathing apparatus in the effort to rescue those trapped. Reports indicated that at least thousand people were evacuated from the building.

Broadcaster RTHK quoted police as saying about 100 people moved from a restaurant to the 39th floor when the fire broke out and smoke filled the dining area.

The police noted that seven women and a man were among the eight people taken to hospital, one of them semi-conscious.

Outside the building, the scene was calm after firefighters cordoned off the area.

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