Rock and roll: crowds flee in panic as Chinese square skyscraper wobbles


Experts still don’t know what caused the tip-over. Photo / @ShenzhenPages

Incredible footage showed hordes of people fleeing in panic as a 300m-high skyscraper in China swayed back and forth on Tuesday afternoon.

The SEG Plaza building in Shenzhen began to wobble, forcing more than 70 floors to be evacuated in chaotic scenes in the southern Chinese city.

Local media reported that the Futian district of Shenzhen had received reports of staff shaking inside the building at 12:31 p.m. local time, causing a wave of civilians pouring into the streets in terror.

Experts still don’t know what caused the tip-over.

“After checking and analyzing data from various earthquake monitoring stations across the city, there was no earthquake in Shenzhen today,” district officials said in a statement. on the Chinese social media platform Weibo.

A preliminary investigation revealed that, despite the rocking, no cracks in the ground surrounding the building were found, nor any damage to the pieces of the exterior walls.

A witness told Beijing media Tou Tiao that she was working when she heard an explosion and the sound of shattering glass.

“At the time, I thought it was a car accident, but I saw smoke coming out of the committee office and heard people say they suspected there had been an explosion. “, did she say.

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