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Massive Hong Kong fire consumes skyscraper under construction, raining burning embers rain onto street

A massive fire broke out after midnight at a skyscraper in Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong, raining embers and smoke down into the urban area as firefighters fought the blaze.

A skyscraper erupted into flames in Hong Kong on Friday, local time.

The fire broke out in the early morning of March 3 in Tsim Sha Tsui at the site of an under-construction skyscraper in one of the city's shopping districts.


Embers and burning debris rained down on the streets below as firefighters attempted to control the inferno.

Photos and videos from the scene show the skyscraper engulfed in flames, and the sound of explosions from within the structure have been reported.

Two bystanders were taken to Queen Elizabeth Hospital with injuries from the disaster — their current condition is unknown.

The construction site is the former location of the defunct Mariners’ Club, opened in by Hong Kong Gov. David Trench in 1967.

The old club building was demolished in 2018 and will be replaced with the 42-story Kimpton Hotel. 

The future skyscraper — now damaged by the disastrous fire — was expected to boast 500 rooms across 340,000 square feet of interior space.

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