New York: At least three people were killed on Friday after a broke outfire in a high-rise apartment building in Honolulu, Hawaii. Several others are feared trapped in surrounding units and the death toll is likely to rise, reports the Fox News.
Honolulu Fire Department spokesman Capt. David Jenkins said that more than 60 firefighters responded to the multiple-alarm fire at the Marco Polo apartments that started on the 26th floor. The fire spread to at least the 27th floor and several units The building was reportedly built in 1971, before the city began requiring sprinkler systems.
In a dealy fire last month, at least 80 people were killed in the 24-storey Grenfell Tower apartments in London. A criminal investigation into the incident revealed that the exterior cladding attached to building during a recent renovation failed safety tests.