A massive fire engulfed a high-rise office building in downtown Changsha, capital of China’s southern province of Hunan, on Friday afternoon, state media reported.

Dozens of storeys of the more than 656-foot China Telecom (0728.HK) building “burned with great intensity,” sending thick smoke into the sky, state broadcaster CCTV said.

The fire has been put out, but casualty numbers are not known yet, it reported.

This screengrab taken from a video provided to AFPTV by an anonymous source on September 16, 2022 shows thick smoke billowing from a skyscraper in Changsha, in China's central Hunan province.
This screengrab taken from a video provided to AFPTV by an anonymous source on September 16, 2022 shows thick smoke billowing from a skyscraper in Changsha, in China’s central Hunan province.

A view of the inside of an apartment in the burning building.
A view of the inside of an apartment in the burning building.

Thick black smoke filled the sky around the burning skyscraper.
Thick black smoke filled the sky around the burning skyscraper.

Fire and smoke took over the sky in Changsha, Hunan province, China.



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