The story appears on

Page A7

December 24, 2009

GET this page in PDF

Free for subscribers

View shopping cart

Related News

Home » Nation

Nightclub fire brings rebukes

A VICE mayor of south China's Shenzhen has been punished over a night club fire that killed 44 people last year.

The disciplinary supervising authority of Guangdong Province has announced an administrative demerit for Li Ming, Shenzhen's vice mayor and public security director, yesterday's Southern Metropolis Daily reported.

The punishment, the most severe disciplinary punishment next to demotion or dismissal, means a black mark against him limiting future promotions.

A fire broke out about 10:49pm on September 20 at the King of the Dancers nightclub in Shenzhen's Longgang District, where more than 300 people were watching a performance and fireworks ignited flammable material in the ceiling.

Forty-four people were killed and 58 others were injured during the accident. Direct economic losses stood at 271,245 yuan (US$39,700).

Along with Li, Longgang's governor Zhang Bei was also given an administrative demerit and vice governor Huang Haiguang was demoted.

Wu Shenglong, captain of Longgang's neighborhood law enforcement squad, and Bai Xingrong, vice captain of Longgang's firefighting squad, were sacked.


Copyright © 1999- Shanghai Daily. All rights reserved.Preferably viewed with Internet Explorer 8 or newer browsers.

沪公网安备 31010602000204号

Email this to your friend