More than 300 trapped in Hong Kong building after fire: Report

More than 300 people were trapped inside Hong Kong’s World Trade Centre on Wednesday after a fire broke out in the building in the busy shopping and commercial district of Causeway Bay, broadcaster RTHK said.

At least one person was also injured, the government said on Wednesday.

The blaze was upgraded to a level 3 incident on a scale of one to five.

Firefighters were battling the blaze with two water jets, the government said, with breathing apparatus deployed and ladders used to rescue people inside the building.

Police said about 100 people moved from a restaurant to a podium on the 39th floor when the fire broke out and smoke filled the dining area, according to local broadcaster RTHK.

The scene outside the World Trade Center was calm after firefighters cordoned off the area.

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