In the tourist area of Hong Kong, the fire engulfed the 42-storey building. People from neighboring houses were evacuated, but motorists suffered from the fire.
A skyscraper under construction in the city’s popular shopping district caught fire in Hong Kong. Two people were taken to the hospital. This was reported in the South China Morning Post.
The fire reportedly engulfed the scaffolding around the building. Two motorists were taken to the hospital from the scene of the fire, according to journalists. Their condition is still unknown.
The fire started at about 23.00 on Thursday, but it was not immediately noticed. According to the Associated Press, firefighters began fighting the fire early Friday morning.
Several floors of the structure were on fire, and burnt debris was flying in the air. Online, people and the media are sharing videos from the scene of the fire.
This house, the journalists explained, is a reconstruction of the Sailors’ Club and has 42 floors. A shopping center, several hotels and residential buildings were built around it.
The police told reporters that the residents of houses near the skyscraper were evacuated. According to law enforcement officers, the fire spread to four neighboring buildings, but the fires there were quickly extinguished.
The unfinished skyscraper is located in Hong Kong’s densely populated area of Tsim Sha Tsui. This area is considered a tourist area and is known for its high-rise buildings overlooking the city’s Victoria Harbor.
We will remind, also on March 2 it became known about the fire in Argentina. Probably due to high temperatures and drought, pastures caught fire in the country. This led to the shutdown of the local nuclear power plant and deprived about 20 million local residents of the light.
Earlier, on February 25, a warehouse of paint and varnish products caught fire in Kyiv. Eyewitnesses heard paint cans exploding from the fire. The fire at the enterprise was not connected with the Russian attacks, the townspeople said. Smoke can be seen in almost all areas of the capital.
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