facebook
twitter
rss
account
search
search
 

China market fire prompts code overhaul

Jan. 8, 2013 at 3:55 PM   |   Comments

SHANGHAI, Jan. 8 (UPI) -- Shanghai's municipal fire codes are being overhauled in the wake of a weekend market fire that killed five and injured 14, city officials said.

City leaders demanded better fire prevention technology be installed in buildings and public areas, and called for the removal of potential fire hazards. The fire broke out about 8:30 p.m. Sunday in the Pudong district, where the city's largest wholesale farm market is located, Xinhua News Agency reported Tuesday.

The cause was under investigation.

© 2013 United Press International, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Any reproduction, republication, redistribution and/or modification of any UPI content is expressly prohibited without UPI's prior written consent.
Most Popular
1
Destroyers with ballistic missile defense capability heading to Japan Destroyers with ballistic missile defense capability heading to Japan
2
American fighting with Kurds in Syria: Civilians burned in chemical attack American fighting with Kurds in Syria: Civilians burned in chemical attack
3
Texas cheer coach Ashley Zehnder faces sex charge for sleeping with a student and sending nude sexts Texas cheer coach Ashley Zehnder faces sex charge for sleeping with a student and sending nude sexts
4
Woman allegedly sets roommate on fire for throwing out pasta Woman allegedly sets roommate on fire for throwing out pasta
5
GOP Rep. Don Young tussles with students over same-sex marriage and suicide GOP Rep. Don Young tussles with students over same-sex marriage and suicide
Trending News
Around the Web
x
Feedback