About 150 people were trapped on the roof of the Hong Kong World Trade Center today after a fire broke out in the building, which is located in the bustling shopping district of Kozwei Bay, police said.
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Firefighters battled the blaze with two water cannons, the government said, using telescopic ladders and breathing apparatus to rescue those trapped.
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According to the RTHK network, the police announced that about 100 people were moving from a restaurant to the 39th floor, when the fire broke out and smoke filled the room.
Seven women and a man are among the eight people taken to hospital, one of them half-willing, police said.
Outside the building the situation is calm, as firefighters have cordoned off the area. Note that initially there were reports of 300 trapped.