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Blaze-hit building to be repaired

REPAIRS are to start this year on the new headquarters in Beijing for state broadcaster China Central Television which were damaged in a blaze that killed a firefighter last year.

Workers are dismantling the steel structure and interior and outer decoration in preparation for the repairs, yesterday's Beijing News reported.

The building is to be repaired instead of being rebuilt because an investigation by the State Council concluded the major structure was intact and safe, the newspaper quoted Zhao Zixin, director of Beijing Fire Control Bureau, as saying.

The fire last February engulfed an adjacent 159-meter, 44-story building that was to house a luxury Mandarin Oriental Hotel, which was only weeks away from opening.

An unlicensed fireworks display started the blaze. More than 20 people are due to stand trial over the incident, including staff from CCTV.


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