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‘Dozens trapped’ as fire breaks out at Hong Kong’s World Trade Centre

A fire has broken out at Hong Kong’s World Trade Centre, with dozens reportedly trapped in the building.

One person has been injured as the blaze rips through the skyscraper in the bustling commercial and shopping district of Causeway Bay.

Dozens of people, including shoppers and staff, were trapped inside after the fire broke out during the lunchtime rush, local media reported.

According to the South China Morning Post, more than 300 people have been trapped on the rooftop.

Police said about 100 people moved from a restaurant to a podium on the 39th floor when the fire broke out and smoke filled the dining area, local broadcaster RTHK reported.

The blaze was soon upgraded to a level 3 incident on a scale of one to five.

Hong Kong’s government said firefighters were battling the fire with two water jets, had deployed breathing apparatus and were using ladders to rescue people inside the building.

Firefighters cordoned off the area outside the building.

Source: News.sky.com

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