High-rise fire traps 12 people in elevator in China


A fire in a high-rise building trapped 12 people inside an elevator in northern China.

Video taken in Datong City, Shanxi province on November 15 shows firefighters conducting a rescue operation as black smoke wafted out from the building’s windows.

The 12 residents were all successfully rescued after an hour, while 317 people living in the building were evacuated.

The Datong City Fire Rescue Detachment said the fire was reportedly caused by an overloaded cable shaft.