Major fire breaks out at skyscraper in China with ‘floors burning ferociously’
A major fire has broken out at a skyscraper in China with social media videos showing a giant plume of smoke emerging from it.
The fire started at the central Chinese city of Changsha on Friday. The 200m-tall building reportedly houses an office of China Telecom, a state-owned telecom company.
Casualties, if any, from the fire are not immediately known.
“Thick smoke is spewing from the site, and several dozen floors are burning ferociously,” reported state-run broadcaster CCTV.
This afternoon, the building of China Telecom building in Changsha长沙caught fire, no casualties reported yet, stay safe everyone! 🙏 pic.twitter.com/QNnezk2Mxk
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A social media video showed the tall skyscraper engulfed in giant flames with debris falling from it and a large plume of smoke rising high in the sky.
Another video filmed closer to the site showed one side of the building burnt and completely covered in flames.
The fire has been put out, reported Reuters, citing CCTV.