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3 May, 2016 13:24

Towering Inferno: Chinese high rise engulfed in flames (VIDEO)

Towering Inferno: Chinese high rise engulfed in flames (VIDEO)

A 28-story building in eastern China became a towering inferno after a fire broke out Tuesday.

Like a scene from a Hollywood movie, flames were captured engulfing the high-rise in downtown Nanjing, which is identified as the Longsheng Building by several media outlets.

Miraculously, there were no casualties.

Firefighters were eventually able to bring it under control, according to local news, but the cause is not yet known.

Nanjing, which is 300km (188 miles) from Shanghai on the Yangtze River, is synonymous with the 1937 “rape” of the city (and its citizens) when up to 300,000 people were killed by invading Japanese troops.