Fire erupts in downtown Auckland, New Zealand

  • Tuesday 22, October 2019 10:33 AM
  • Fire erupts in downtown Auckland, New Zealand
Sharjah24 - Rueters: Fire services in New Zealand are fighting a blaze at Sky City Convention Centre, which is under construction in the country's largest city Auckland.
The fire, which broke out on Tuesday (October 22), is close to the iconic Sky City tower in downtown Auckland. Videos posted by witnesses on Twitter showed fire and black smoke bellowing from the roof of the convention center.

There was no immediate comment on whether anyone was injured or trapped in the convention center.

Hundreds of people, including construction workers, have been evacuated from the vicinity of the fire, media reports said.