Part of the old stock exchange in Copenhagen collapsed in a fire

After a devastating fire, the facade of the historic Stock Exchange in Copenhagen collapsed despite being stabilized. It was not immediately known if anyone was injured in the wreckage.

A half-burnt building has collapsed in Copenhagen's historic Stock Exchange. Although confirmed, half of the stock market's walls had collapsed, a fire department spokesman said Thursday afternoon. Hours earlier, emergency services tried to save the walls by placing containers of concrete blocks attached to scaffolding around the building after a devastating fire at the old stock exchange in Copenhagen.

It was not initially known whether people were injured in the accident. Built over 400 years ago, this building is a tourist attraction on the east end of the island of Slotsholmen in the Holmens Canal opposite the National Bank of Denmark. A fire broke out there on Tuesday. The fire was worst in the part of the building that was built for renovation work and was near Parliament. Scaffolding throughout the building due to renovation work.

After the fire, only the outer walls of the affected side of the historic building remain. All rubble and other debris from the floor of the building must be cleared on Friday before emergency services can stabilize the walls from the inside, which would have been necessary to save them. (APA/AFP)

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