Fire traps 100 people on roof of World Trade Centre in Hong Kong

Around 100 people are reportedly trapped on the roof of a Hong Kong sky scraper after a fire broke out inside.

At least one person has been injured at the World Trade Centre and sent to hospital, while reports suggest many more are trapped in other parts of the huge building.

Now firefighters are desperately scrambling to rescue those inside and put out the blaze.

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.

Video also shows diners inside a room filling with smoke.

Other people were said to be trapped in restaurants in the mall, according to the local South China Morning Post newspaper.

The fire has been upgraded to a level 3 incident on a scale of one to five.

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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.

Firefighters used an extendable ladder to rescue several people who were trapped on the lower floors of the building.

The scene outside the World Trade Centre is said to be calm after firefighters cordoned off the area.

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