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Hong Kong World Trade Centre fire leaves dozens trapped

HONG KONG — Dozens of individuals are trapped on the rooftop of a Hong Kong skyscraper after a significant fire broke out Wednesday, as firefighters rushed to rescue them and put out the blaze.

The fire began within the early afternoon on the World Trade Centre on Gloucester Road within the metropolis’s widespread Causeway Bay buying district, in accordance with a authorities discover. The 38-story constructing homes each places of work and a mall.

At least one particular person was injured within the fire and despatched to a hospital.

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Firefighters used an extendable ladder to rescue a number of individuals who have been trapped on the decrease flooring of the constructing.

Other individuals have been stated to be trapped in eating places within the mall, in accordance with the native South China Morning Post newspaper.

The fire was upgraded to a stage three incident, in accordance with a police discover. Fires are graded on a scale of 1 to 5, with 5 being probably the most extreme.

Firefighters acquired reviews in regards to the blaze on the World Trade Center round 12 pm, in accordance with Commercial Radio. The fire, which was raised to the no. 3 alarm by 1 pm, is believed to have damaged out on the constructing’s first flooring the place renovations are occurring. pic.twitter.com/NWqNNM6ZRd

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— Hong Kong Free Press HKFP (@hkfp) December 15, 2021

Firefighters have mobilized two respiratory equipment groups and two water jets to assist combat the fire, police stated.

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