Incidents of fire are quite common in China. Because of this, safety rules are not taken care of in building construction and construction is done under substandard standards.
Massive fire at Chinese warehouse (symbolic photo)
On Saturday, 14 people were killed and 26 others were injured in a fire at a warehouse in China’s Jilin province. Local officials said the accident happened in a warehouse in the Jingyuye Industrial Development Zone in Changchun, the capital of Jilin province. Xinhua news agency reported that 14 people were killed and 26 others were injured in the accident.
It said the condition of 12 of the injured was critical. Officials said relief and rescue operations are on and the cause of the fire is being investigated. This is the second major incident of fire in China recently. Earlier in June, a fire at a martial arts school in China killed 18 people and injured 16 others. Among the dead were students aged 7 to 16. The police had taken the in-charge of the school into custody. 34 boarding students were present in the school at the time of the accident.
Children killed in fire at martial arts school
According to the official ‘CGTN-TV’ news, the fire broke out in the early morning in Zhecheng county of Henan province. Most of those killed in the fire on the second floor of the martial arts school were said to be students. Their age was between 7 and 16 years. However, the Beijing Youth Daily later removed this report from its website. Because of this, correct information about the dead could not be found.
Fire incidents common in China
Fire incidents are quite common in China. Because of this, safety rules are not taken care of in building construction and construction is done under substandard standards. The most horrific accident happened on Christmas Day in the year 2000. A massive fire broke out in a nightclub in the city of Laoyang in Henan province.
309 people lost their lives in this horrific accident. Due to the fire, the dance hall was filled with so much smoke that people died due to suffocation. This nightclub had only two emergency gates and there were no alarms or sprinklers to report a fire.
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