The drill was carried out based on a simulated situation that a blaze caused by an electrical short circuit at the seventh floor of the 461-m building spread to other floors, leaving many stranded.
Competent forces in the city coordinated to rescue stranded people, guide others to move out of the building and control the blaze. Health workers were also mobilised to provide first aid for victims.
Sen. Lieut. Gen. Do Van Khang, deputy head of the firefighting and rescue bureau of HCM City’s Police, said the city will carry out larger-scale firefighting drills at the building in the future, with the participation of helicopters.