This afternoon (15 November 2010), a fire engulfed a whole apartment complex near to where I live.
I took this video about 1/2 hour after the fire had started. It was reported that people were jumping from the building, but I did not witness this personally. The building was undergoing an exterior renovation, but was nevertheless occupied.
The footage was taken on the corner of Changde & Changping Roads.
The apartment is 30 stories high and located in the affluent Jing'an District of Shanghai. Jing'an District is a major commercial area and home to many expats.
My heart goes out to those who were affected by this tragic accident.
Loading more stuff…
Hmm…it looks like things are taking a while to load. Try again?