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City told to boost fire prevention

SHANGHAI needs to improve fire prevention management, especially in old residential communities, a state government safety commission has told the city government.

The task force, which concluded a week-long inspection of communities, factories, transport hubs and industrial parks on the weekend, said "firefighting equipment in some places has not improved while not enough attention is given to replacing aging wires."

"Work to prevent high-rise fires needs to be addressed," it added.

Shanghai Vice Mayor Zhou Bo acknowledged the problems and said the city's dense population, highly concentrated industry zones and numerous construction sites increase the risk of accidents.

A fire engulfed a community building that was at least 30 years old in Yangpu District, killing two, on July 16. The fire was caused by a short circuit. An investigation found that the floors where the fire occurred didn't have a sprinkler system.


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