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8 face prosecution 'soon' over high-rise blaze

EIGHT people suspected of malpractice and corruption in events leading up to last November's deadly high-rise inferno will soon face prosecution, the director of Shanghai Prosecutors' Office said yesterday at the National People's Congress.

In addition, 16 other suspects alleged to bear some responsibility for the blaze in Jing'an District that killed 58 and injured 71 were also arrested, said Chen Xu.

Chen said suspects include government employees alleged to have abused their power - such as former directors of the district's construction and transport commission and their subordinates; around 10 executives, mainly from Jing'an District Construction Group; supervisors of renovation work at the Jiaozhou Road high-rise that caught fire; and unlicensed welders alleged to have directly caused the November 15 blaze through incorrect working practices.

Jing'an District Construction Group was the project's general contractor.


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