Inside a shopping mall at World Trade Centre in Causeway Bay, Hong Kong. Local media reported that dozens of people were trapped inside a shopping center fire in Hong Kong’s World Trade Center on Dec. 15, 2021.
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One person was injured after a fire broke out at Hong Kong’s World Trade Centre in the bustling commercial and shopping district of Causeway Bay, the government said on Wednesday, with media reporting dozens of people trapped inside.
The blaze was upgraded to a level 3 incident on a scale of one to five.
Firefighters were battling the blaze with two water jets, the government said, with breathing apparatus deployed and ladders used to rescue people inside the building.
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, according to local broadcaster RTHK.
The scene outside the World Trade Centre was calm after firefighters cordoned off the area.