Hong Kong Fire Traps Hundreds, Injures a Dozen

A fire broke out at the World Trade Centre in Causeway Bay in Hong Kong,leaving at least 12 people injured.

The fire reportedly started at 12:30 pm local time at an electrical switch room before it grew and spread into the scaffolding. 

A video taken from inside the building has shown diners and kitchen staff panicking as smoke filled a restaurant. 

More than 300 people were trapped on the rooftop as people tried to escape the smoke filling the building.  

As of 3 pm, the fire was under control while 12 people suffered from smoke inhalation.

The smoke inhalation victims were later sent to Ruttonjee Hospital, Eastern Hospital, and Queen Mary Hospital.


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