Fire engulfed a high-rise apartment building under renovation in China’s business center of Shanghai, killing at least 42 people, injuring scores more and sending some residents racing down scaffolding to escape, local media reported.
A major fire spread through a high-rise apartment building in Shanghai on Monday, killing at least 12 people, injuring more than 90 and forcing some residents to jump from their windows to escape.
The high rise residence in the Jing’an District of the Chinese city was being renovated when a fire broke out at 2 p.m. local time (1 a.m. ET).
Flames quickly spread from scaffolding to the skyscraper. Firefighters worked about six hours to get the fire under control, and were seen removing bodies from the building.
At least 90 people were rescued from the building with at least 10-floors well-involved with fire.
Shanghai is the most populous city in China, and is located at the middle portion of the Chinese coast at the mouth of the Yangtze River.
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