Skyscraper Fire in Hong Kong Forces Dozens to Relocate

Hong Kong: a skyscraper under construction catches fire, dozens of residents relocated

A skyscraper in the heart of Hong Kong’s tourist district has been largely destroyed by a fire that broke out on Thursday evening, according to authorities. The blaze, which was visible across the harbour, caused no fatalities but left two people lightly injured and resulted in 170 residents being relocated. The building, which was due to house a hotel and the Mariners’ Club, was under construction and had been scheduled for completion in Q1 2023. Estimated to cost $764m, the 42-storey project was being promoted by the Empire Group. A major traffic disruption has resulted from the blaze.

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