Skyscrapers in Shanghai on fire! Eight people died, 90 are injured

At least eight people were killed after a powerful explosion, which took place on Monday, around 14 local time in Shanghai. The incident took place in a skyscraper, which was engulfed in huge flames.

Local news agencies say there are at least 90 people injured.

28-story building was in the business and is under renovation. The first information, it appears that the fire had gone from some scaffolding workers, but the information is not confirmed.

According to Shanghai TV, more than 80 special self-were called to extinguish the fire.

Witnesses have said they witnessed scenes of horror. They say they saw people jumping from the windows of the rooms on fire, while others climb the scaffolding to escape the flames.

City authorities say they have been rescued so far, 100 people, but it is unknown if this figure includes the number of those 90 were wounded.

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Posted by R.Magnusson on Nov 15 2010. Filed under Featured News. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0. You can leave a response or trackback to this entry

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