The north wing building of the new CCTV tower is on fire, which is still spreading, in downtown Beijing Monday February 9, 2009. Police have conducted traffic control around the scene. [people.com]
The north wing building of the new CCTV (China Central Television) headquarters in Beijing is on fire, which is still spreading.
The 159-meter building, namely Mandarin Oriental Hotel, is about hundreds of meters away from the CCTV main tower, witnesses said.
It is not clear about the casualities and cause of the accident. As Monday is China's traditional Lantern Festival, fireworks were used for celebration.
Police have conducted traffic control and more than a score of fire engines were seen to have rushed to the scene.