An electrical fire broke out in Hong Kong’s World Trade Centre, injuring at least 13 people and trapping hundreds on the fifth-floor podium and the rooftop. Photo: Sam Tsang
An electrical fire broke out in Hong Kong’s World Trade Centre, injuring at least 13 people and trapping hundreds on the fifth-floor podium and the rooftop. Photo: Sam Tsang
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Learn lessons from World Trade Centre fire to prevent deaths

  • Blaze at city skyscraper under renovation led to 1,300 people being evacuated and just 13 injuries, but an investigation must ascertain why fire-prevention installations were switched off and who did it

An electrical fire broke out in Hong Kong’s World Trade Centre, injuring at least 13 people and trapping hundreds on the fifth-floor podium and the rooftop. Photo: Sam Tsang
An electrical fire broke out in Hong Kong’s World Trade Centre, injuring at least 13 people and trapping hundreds on the fifth-floor podium and the rooftop. Photo: Sam Tsang
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