Tue, December 21, 2010

Fire engulfs apartment tower in Shanghai

Thousands of people pay tribute to victims of Shanghai blaze

Thousands of people arrived at the site early Sunday morning to mourn at least 58 people killed in the deadly blaze of Nov. 15. Sunday is the seventh day since the disaster, a day the Chinese believe the dead would revisit their families before leaving for good. Full story

Fire Prevention Day

Fire safety drill held around China

Fire departments across the country are ordered to conduct drills in densely populated places. The 2010 event is themed "Security tops all and enhance public awareness".

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2010-12-21 00:45:39 GMT China Daily SHANGHAI - Residents of two buildings next to the downtown high-rise apartment block destroyed by a blaze on Nov 15 began moving back into their apartments on Monday although many did not believe the buildings were ready.

Shanghai blaze victims remembered

2010-12-20 00:30:34 GMT China Daily SHANGHAI - Thousands of this eastern municipality's residents on Sunday mourned the 58 people killed in the Nov 15 blaze that charred a 28-story residential building downtown.

Shanghai prosecutors approves arrest of 13 suspects in Shanghai high-rise fire

2010-11-26 14:12:23 GMT Xinhua English SHANGHAI, Nov. 26 (Xinhua) -- A Shanghai procuratorate has approved the arrest of 13 people in connection with a fatal Shanghai high-rise fire that killed 58 people on Nov.15, a spokesman with the second branch of Shanghai People's Procuratorate confirmed Friday.

Grieving families to receive 960,000 yuan compensation

2010-11-24 02:09:31 GMT China Daily SHANGHAI - Relatives of each victim who lost his or her life in the fire that destroyed a 28-storey residential building in downtown Shanghai on Nov 15 will receive compensation of 960,000 yuan ($144,500), local government officials said on Tuesday.

Japanese man died with wife, says friend

2010-11-19 03:20:45 GMT China Daily SHANGHAI - A Japanese man who was staying in the Shanghai high-rise when it was engulfed in flames on Monday was found dead with his wife, a friend of the couple told China Daily.

Shanghai high-rise fire death toll rises to 58

2010-11-19 01:00:06 GMT Xinhua English SHANGHAI, Nov. 19 (Xinhua) -- The death toll from Monday's high-rise apartment fire in Shanghai has risen to 58, local police authorities said Friday.

DNA tests confirm identities of 26 fire victims

2010-11-17 12:59:40 GMT Xinhua English SHANGHAI - DNA tests have confirmed the identities of 26 victims from a fire at a high-rise apartment building in Shanghai, officials said Wednesday.

Inferno kills dozens

2010-11-16 06:01:31 GMT Global Times A blaze swept through a 28-story residential building in Shanghai Monday, killing at least 49 and injuring more than 90, with the number of casualties expected to rise as rescue efforts continued through the night.

Thousands of people pay tribute to victims of Shanghai blaze

2010-11-22 01:51:22 GMT Xinhua English Thousands of people arrived at the site early Sunday morning to mourn at least 58 people killed in the deadly blaze of Nov. 15. Sunday is the seventh day since the disaster, a day the Chinese believe the dead would revisit their families before leaving for good.

Residents mourn fire victims

2010-11-19 08:48:34 GMT SINA.com Shanghai residents mourned for those who died in the high-rise fire in Shanghai.

Construction sites in Shanghai ordered to check safety flaws

2010-11-19 08:21:33 GMT Xinhua English All construction sites in Shanghai were ordered to stop working and check potential security flaws from 9 to 11 a.m. on Friday.

Shanghai residents mourn for fire victims

2010-11-17 12:36:35 GMT Xinhua English People mourn for the fire victims outside the burnt building in Shanghai, east China, Nov. 17, 2010.