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Citywide scrutiny to root out fire hazards

Shanghai has launched a citywide inspection of public venues and residential buildings to rid of fire hazards following Monday's tragic high-rise fire that killed 53 people, the municipal government said.

The fire-prevention campaign targets all high-rise buildings, entertainment venues, shops and malls, hotels, schools and densely populated residential areas. Construction sites are a top priority in the examination, according the municipal statement released yesterday.

Zhu Jin, a Zhabei District official, told Shanghai Daily that apart from construction sites, they will also pay extra attention to areas like the Qipu Road Clothing Market that teems with stalls.

Police and officials from relevant departments are checking for required anti-fire equipment and fire exits. Business units and public venues failing to meet the requirement will be ordered to improve immediately or face shut-down.

The statement also indicated that the city will equip its firefighting department with better fire engines and re-position its 120 fire brigades.


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