A major fire has broken out at a Chinese skyscraper, with social media videos showing a massive plume of smoke rising from it.
On Friday, a fire broke out in the central Chinese city of Changsha. According to the Associated Press, China Telecom owns the 218m-tall, 42-story building.
According to a statement issued by China Telecom, no injuries or deaths were reported.
The city’s fire department dispatched 280 firefighters, who successfully extinguished the blaze.
“Thick smoke is erupting from the site, and several dozen floors are ferociously burning,” state-run broadcaster CCTV reported.
Chinese skyscraper and social media
The state-owned telecommunications company also stated that there were no interruptions in cellphone service coverage.
However, social media users reported that they were unable to use their phones.
A social media video depicted the tall skyscraper engulfed in massive flames, with debris falling from it and a large plume of smoke rising high into the sky.
Another video shot closer to the scene showed one side of the building completely engulfed in flames.
There have been no official reports or statements about the cause of the fire.
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Changsha is the capital of central China’s Hunan province. According to World Population Review, an independent organization that aggregates population data from around the world, it has a population of about 4.8 million people as of 2022.
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