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300+ trapped on roof as skyscraper catches fire

A blaze broke out inside the 38-floor World Trade Centre building in Hong Kong. More than 300 people are trapped on the rooftop as police and firefighters launched a rescue operation, local media said.
The South China Morning Post reported that more than 300 people, including shoppers and restaurant-goers, were trapped on the rooftop.

A number of people have been transported from the scene. Local media quoted police as saying that at least one patient was hospitalized with smoke inhalation.

        <blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Smoke at Hong Kong's World Trade Centre <a href="https://t.co/nfK1IqoaLf">pic.twitter.com/nfK1IqoaLf</a></p>&mdash; SCMP Hong Kong (@SCMPHongKong) <a href="https://twitter.com/SCMPHongKong/status/1470997422147047424?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">December 15, 2021</a></blockquote> 

        <blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Trapped people being rescued at Hong Kong's World Trade Centre after a major fire <a href="https://t.co/1XHGmVr9sz">pic.twitter.com/1XHGmVr9sz</a></p>&mdash; SCMP Hong Kong (@SCMPHongKong) <a href="https://twitter.com/SCMPHongKong/status/1470997219977404417?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">December 15, 2021</a></blockquote> 

Preliminary investigation suggested that the fire broke out in scaffolding covering the building, after which the smoke spread into the shopping center and some of its staircases, police said, as cited by the South China Morning Post.

        <blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">At least two people injured, more than 100 people awaiting rescue following three-alarm fire at Hong Kong's World Trade Centre in Causeway Bay <a href="https://t.co/5d3yqOvq4O">pic.twitter.com/5d3yqOvq4O</a></p>&mdash; Factal News (@factal) <a href="https://twitter.com/factal/status/1470998506471141376?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">December 15, 2021</a></blockquote> 

        <blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">People being treated after a major fire broke out at Hong Kong’s World Trade Centre<br><br>Video: Danny Lee <a href="https://t.co/flk15RHCuT">pic.twitter.com/flk15RHCuT</a></p>&mdash; SCMP Hong Kong (@SCMPHongKong) <a href="https://twitter.com/SCMPHongKong/status/1471003688529547264?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">December 15, 2021</a></blockquote> 

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from RT – Daily news


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