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Last Updated: Friday, 4 November 2005, 18:01 GMT
Petronas Towers fire breaks out
Petronas twin towers
The twin towers were once the tallest building in the world
Malaysia's giant Petronas Towers have been evacuated after a fire broke out in a cinema complex on the third floor.

People poured out of the landmark just before midnight, as smoke engulfed foyers and cinemas, witnesses said.

Security guards told the BBC the fire brigade was in control of the blaze. There are no reports of casualties.

The 452m (1486ft) towers in Kuala Lumpur were once the world's tallest, before they were overtaken by Taiwan's Taipei 101 building.

The building, which hosts government and corporate offices as well as entertainment and shopping facilities was mostly empty because of the late hour.


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