Shanghai Apartment Fire Killed 58

 

Chinese Society  Updated:Sun, Aug 12, 2012 08:16 AM   By Bernd Chang

 

Flames sweep through a 28-storey building in Jingan District on November 15, 2011;The death toll of the big fire that engulfed a high-rise building in downtown Shanghai has risen to 58, at least 90 people injured and an unknown number of people are still unaccounted for.

November 15, Shanghai - Flames sweep through a 28-storey building in Jingan District;The death toll of the big fire that engulfed a high-rise building in downtown Shanghai has risen to 58, at least 90 people injured and an unknown number of people are still unaccounted for.

The fire was finally extinguished. leaving the building in black. Local officials said that 180 families lived in the building and that many residents were retired teachers, state-run media reported. Many people remained unaccounted for. According to Xinhua, the fire was started by unlicensed welders and 13 people have been detained including top managers of the contruction company.

November 22,2010, Shanghai - Tens of thousands residents in Shanghai laid chrysanthemums at the scene of Shanghai, mourning for victims in the blaze that engulfed a 28-story apartment block on November 15 and killed 58.

Families have set up small altars with portraits of the deceased, where they burned candles and incense, and laid out offerings of food.

Chinese police officers stand guard while a paper reads, "Don't Cry Shanghai," was seen in the crowds as they gather to watch an apartment building, which were damaged by fire in Shanghai, east China Sunday, Nov. 21, 2010. Thousands of somber Chinese marked a traditional day of mourning Sunday for 58 people killed in the high-rise fire in a gathering closely watched by police.
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