China: Huge fire at Luxury Hotel, Many feared trapped
The fire has been extinguished, rescue officials are searching for people trapped in the building.
In a shocking incident, a huge fire broke out at a luxury hotel in southeastern China's Nanchang city on Saturday morning. At least 3 people have been reportedly killed while at least 14 have been injured, and several others are feared trapped.
The social media footages show billows of thick smoke coming out of many floors of the HNA Platinum Mix Hotel, which has been surrounded by fire engines and ambulances. Even though the latest reports have said the fire has been extinguished, rescue officials are searching for people trapped in the building.
The fire was first reported around 8 am from the second floor of the four-storey hotel building which also connects to a 24-storey apartment, the Global Times reported quoting state news agency Xinhua. An unknown number of people were trapped as a fire broke out in a hotel in China's Jiangxi province on Saturday, firefighters said.
More than 10 construction workers were working on a decoration project when the fire erupted, said a woman who escaped the blaze. A man who broke the window to jump from the second floor was injured and rushed to a hospital.
The four-storey hotel is connected to a 24-storey apartment building, where people are also found trapped. About 10 fire tenders were dousing the flames.
Further details awaited.