According to various sources, at least seventy five people were killed on Thursday morning when a commercial high rise building collapsed due to fire.
Among those killed were at least 50 firefighters responding to the call. The building collapsed onto them as they attempted to fight the flames.
Emergency services, including at least ten fire trucks, are still on the scene at the time this story is being written. The fire continues to burn amid the rubble, though it is now under control. As the building collapsed, it crushed at least three responding fire trucks, and claimed the lives of an as yet uncertain number of people.
At least thirty-eight additional firefighters were hospitalized after the collapse.