posted on 09/16/2022 19:44
Flames that took over the skyscraper were seen from afar in the city of Changsha – (Credit: Twitter / Reproduction)
A large fire destroyed the headquarters of the telecommunications company China Telecom, located in Changsha, in the Chinese country, on Friday morning (16/9) – local time. The 42-story, 218-meter-tall building suffered from violent flames that spread throughout most of the building and were extinguished only around 5pm. According to state broadcaster CCTV, there were no casualties.
The burning skyscraper mobilized 17 fire stations, 36 emergency trucks and 280 agents to fight the fire. According to firefighters, the most damage was done at the ends of each floor. However, the building’s rooms were filled with dense smoke.
Workers managed to get out of the building safely via the emergency stairs. Local authorities are still investigating the origin of the fire and what caused it. Images shared on social media show the violence of the flames. Look:
Half an hour ago in Changsha, Hunan, a China Telecom building caught fire.
The company states employees have been evacuated pic.twitter.com/55m7pAR3Mv
— Pelusium OSINT (@PelusiumCap) September 16, 2022
Large fire at the high rise #China Telecom office building in downtown #Changshawith blaze erupting over several floors within the #skyscraper; #emergency services are on scene pic.twitter.com/TUkR2Ig1Rk
— Prateek Pratap Singh (@PrateekPratap5) September 16, 2022
This afternoon, the building of China Telecom building in Changshacaught fire, no casualties reported yet, stay safe everyone! pic.twitter.com/QNnezk2Mxk
— China in Pictures (@tongbingxue) September 16, 2022
A massive fire engulfed a high-rise office building in downtown #Changshacapital of China’s southern province of Hunan
— Hemir Desai (@hemirdesai) September 16, 2022