Two bodies found in Chinatown major fire

A major fire broke out in Manchester’s Chinatown in the early hours of Friday.

The blaze commenced around 2.15am on Friday 25 November in a building in Nicholas Street.

Fire-fighters rushed to the scene and remained present over night to tackle the flames.

They could not get close to the building due to falling debris.

At its peak the flames lit up the iconic Chinatown Arch. However, there appear to be no damage to buildings other than the one in which the fire broke.

The fire was put out by 6am but Portland Street, Princess Street, Faulkner Street and Chinatown are still currently closed, causing major congestion around the area.

According to local reports, at least two bodies have been found in the building where the fire broke. They are believed to be local rough sleepers.

Stagecoach and First Manchester buses are currently unable to reach Piccadilly Gardens, Transport for Greater Manchester said.

Anyone who is travelling to the area is advised to go a different route.

TNT News

Photo Credit: Manchester Fire

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