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A building is burning in China


Demonstrations are spreading in China. Everyone is worried about the events and for now there are no announcements in which direction everything will go.

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Shanghai Observed can see the building burning and people running.

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In the city of Changsha in Hunan province, a 42-story building burned down, which housed the office of the operator China Telecom - the third in terms of the number of subscribers in China and the sixth in terms of revenue in the world. The fire destroyed the 200-meter edition in just 20 minutes. According to preliminary data, the operator’s data center and fuel storage for emergency diesel generators with a total volume of 35 tons were located inside the skyscraper. China Telecom is the third largest telecom operator in China and one of the largest in the world. 36 fire trucks and 280 firefighters were sent to fight the fire element. It is unclear how quickly they managed to arrive at the call, but they were able to cope with the fire in about one hour. However, by that time there was little left of the building - the fire spread very quickly It has not been established how many people were in the building when the fire started, and how they were able to escape, given that the fire engulfed the entire building. Meanwhile, the fact of the presence of people in the building has been confirmed - they posted videos with a fire on the Network while inside the skyscraper. it is unclear why the regular fire extinguishing system did not work. it was guaranteed to be in the building, but there is no data on its technical condition. It is only known that China Telecom announced a tender for its replacement less than two weeks before the incident - on September 5, 2022. By the time of the fire, the contractor had not yet been found. Why the operator needed to change this system is not disclosed. subscribers of the China Telecom network cannot use their phones - the network is unavailable, as well as the operator’s services. Representatives of China Telecom do not comment on what is happening.

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