|Photo taken on Nov. 15, 2010 shows blaze almost extinguished on the residential building on fire in the downtown area of Shanghai, east China. The death toll of the big fire that engulfed a high-rise building in downtown Shanghai has risen to 49, local authorities said Tuesday. (Xinhua/Chen Fei)
SHANGHAI, Nov. 16 (Xinhua) -- The death toll of a big fire that engulfed a high-rise building in downtown Shanghai has risen to 49, local authorities said Tuesday.
China's police chief calls for thorough investigation on cause of Shanghai high-rise fire
SHANGHAI, Nov. 16 (Xinhua) -- Chinese Public Security Minister Meng Jianzhu early Tuesday morning called for a thorough investigation into the cause of Monday's fatal fire in a downtown Shanghai residential building.
People responsible for the accident, which had claimed 42 lives by 10 p.m. Monday, would be punished in accordance with laws, Meng said. Full story
Investigation team set up for Shanghai high-rise fire
SHANGHAI, Nov. 16 (Xinhua) -- An investigation team under the State Council, or China's Cabinet, for Monday's fatal fire in downtown Shanghai residential building was set up early Tuesday morning, as announced by China's police chief.
Meng Jianzhu, Chinese Public Security Minister, arrived at the site early in the morning to guide rescue and relief work. He also visited the injured who are being treated in hospital. Full story