A video showing the former Qiqihar police tower in Heilongjiang province being toppled down in a cloud of dust has been spreading fast on WeChat.
The video owner witnessed and recorded the former police tower collapse as he was driving through an intersection, according to his original post.
Qiqihar Police clarified that the building underwent a blast under a safe conditions without setting up any cordons.
Some witnesses on the Internet said there was no blasting sound, no blockage on the road and no police maintaining order.
As seen from the video (attached below), the tower is located in a busy downtown area but indeed there were no hoarding, blocking and watering used to reduce dust.
[Image Via Apple Daily]
[Video Via qq.com]
By Christy Lau