A 200-meter telecom building in Changsha, China, collapsed in a massive fire on Friday afternoon. Horrific images of the fire, which showed dozens of stories of skyscrapers engulfed in flames, have caused quite a stir on the Internet. Videos shared on the internet of the massive fire that engulfed the 200-metre building showed huge black smoke billowing from the entire height of the building. The Telecom Building is located in the capital city of Southern Hunan Province. Read along to learn more about the fire.
What and why
According to state media reports, the situation was soon brought under control and the fire was extinguished. The Hunan Fire Department said there were no injuries so far. According to reports from Singapore CNA, based on preliminary investigation, the cause of the fire may be the fire of the 42-story outer tower.
The videos of the fire have been doing the rounds on Twitter and it has led to a lot of reactions and responses from Twitter haters. A video shared on Twitter shows people inside the building rushing to the exits in the early stages of the fire. An official statement from China Telecom confirmed that the fire was out and there were no casualties, “The fire that broke out at our No. 2 communication tower in Changsha at around 4:30pm today has been completely extinguished.” So far no damage has been done and communications have not been interrupted.
Let’s take a look at a couple of reactions and responses on Twitter.
Chinese Fireball – A skyscraper is on fire.
No one was injured in a fire that broke out at a 42-story skyscraper in Changsha on Friday, state-run media outlet China Telecom reported.
The building did not collapse like the WTC. pic.twitter.com/tKFyAj5KlJ
— Janebond (@Janebon34813396) September 16, 2022
According to CCTV news, on the afternoon of September 16, a fire broke out at the China Telecom building in Changsha City, Hunan Province. The extent of the damage is unknown at this time. Firefighters have started fire prevention and rescue operations at the scene. pic.twitter.com/XA6ePvbrmV
— Melon House (@Cpop_Melon) September 16, 2022
Half an hour ago, a fire broke out at the China Telecom building in Changsha, Hunan.
The company said that the workers have been released from the site. pic.twitter.com/55m7pAR3Mv
– Pelusium OSINT 🇮🇷 (@PelusiumCap) September 16, 2022
The China Telecom building in Changsha, China was completely engulfed in flames within 20 minutes.
The fire reached the 200-meter-long office tower, and according to journalists, it stored 35 tons of fuel for the servants 😳 pic.twitter.com/YGFmk9CINp
– Tarmo Juntunen 🇨🇿 🇺🇦 🇪🇺 NAFO (@TarmoJuntunen) September 16, 2022
– NEXTA (@nexta_tv) September 16, 2022
Now: China-Telecom’s 656ft scraper burned for more than 20 minutes. 35 tons of fuel for the crews is said to be stored there.
Still, I couldn’t help but notice that the building didn’t collapse in on itself at free fall speed.pic.twitter.com/jrxdpbsGlV
– Syrian Girl 🇸🇾🎗 (@Partisangirl) September 16, 2022