Slideshow: High-rise building in China ablaze for 13 hours - WNCN: News, Weather

ADVERTISEMENT
Bookmark and Share

Slideshow: High-rise building in China ablaze for 13 hours

Posted: Updated:
GUANGZHOU, CHINA - A high-rise building that was ablaze for over 13 hours in downtown Guangzhou, capital of south China's Guangdong Province, was extinguished on Monday morning.

The fire was put out after it burned through the 25-story Jianye Mansion, an unfinished building on Qiyi Road.

No casualties have been reported in the massive blaze that required a total of 58 fire engines and 350 firefighters to put it out.

Some 20 workers inside the building and about 1,600 residents living in nearby residential condos, have been relocated, according to the municipal fire department.

Classes on Monday are suspended in three schools near the site.

Construction on the building was suspended more than 10 years ago. It was being used as a storehouse for shoes and wooden boards, according to a resident who lives in the neighborhood.

  • InternationalMore>>

  • Locals, tourists ride out Hurricane Odile in Baja

    Locals, tourists ride out Hurricane Odile in Baja

    Monday, September 15 2014 5:31 AM EDT2014-09-15 09:31:26 GMT
    Residents and tourists hunkered down in shelters and hotel conference rooms overnight as a powerful and sprawling Hurricane Odile made landfall on the southern Baja California peninsula.
    Residents and tourists hunkered down in shelters and hotel conference rooms overnight as a powerful and sprawling Hurricane Odile made landfall on the southern Baja California peninsula.
  • Man accused of IS membership on trial in Germany

    Man accused of IS membership on trial in Germany

    Monday, September 15 2014 5:31 AM EDT2014-09-15 09:31:20 GMT
    A 20-year-old German man is going on trial in Frankfurt accused of being a member of the extremist Islamic State group.
    A 20-year-old German man went on trial in Frankfurt on Monday on charges he was a member of the extremist Islamic State group, the first such case to come to court in Germany.
  • Egypt says boosting security at tourist locations

    Egypt says boosting security at tourist locations

    Monday, September 15 2014 5:31 AM EDT2014-09-15 09:31:05 GMT
    Egypt's tourism minister on Thursday said the country is boosting security procedures at tourist destinations in an attempt to buoy the flagging tourism sector following three years of political turmoil.
    Egypt's tourism minister on Thursday said the country is boosting security procedures at tourist destinations in an attempt to buoy the flagging tourism sector following three years of political turmoil.
Powered by WorldNow

1205 Front St., Raleigh
N.C., 27609

Telephone: 919.836.1717
Fax: 919.836.1687
Email: newstips@wncn.com

Can't find something?
Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Media General Communications Holdings, LLC. A Media General Company.