Monday, November 15, 2010
A 28-story apartment building caught fire in Shanghai’s Jing’an District on Monday, killing at least 42 people and forcing others to jump from their windows to escape the flames, according to reports. At least 90 residents were injured.
A witness said building materials caught fire, then spread to scaffolding and then to the building, the official Xinhua News Agency reported.
The residential tower is home to many retired teachers and professionals.
Editor Update: China reports death toll has risen to a shocking 79.