CCTV fire! Loss 300 million U.S.dollars!


posted on 17th of february, 2009

China Central Television apologized on Tuesday for the massive fire that engulfed part of its new headquarters in eastern Beijing. Monday night's blaze resulted in the death of a firefighter and injured seven other people.
The fire broke out at about 8:30 on Monday evening. Over 50 fire engines and some 600 firefighters were dispatched to fight the blaze. Party Secretary of the Beijing Municipal Committee Liu Qi and Party publicity chief Liu Yunshan, arrived at the scene shortly after the fire started. The fire was put out at 2:00 on Tuesday morning. The main structure of the building was not seriously affected.

Initial investigations show the fire was caused by illegal powerful fireworks set off in the open space southwest of the building. The cultural center of the CCTV complex was still under construction. The case is under police investigation.

Above from the CCTV.com

The losses caused by fire more than three hundred million U.S. dollars.
Buildings after fire as follows:














Buildings before fire as follows:













Buildings under construction:

Comments (24)

Comment by Tongjiang on February 24, 2009

Unfortunately, should be held accountable. Discharge of fireworks must be limits

Comment by Hakansenturk2005 on February 24, 2009

Thank you for the photos. I am sad but true.

Comment by Zgsxyc on February 19, 2009

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Comment by Sleiselei on February 19, 2009

Hello Zgsxyc,
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Comment by Zgsxyc on February 19, 2009

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Comment by Zhuanghua on February 19, 2009

It's really a bad news, our country will pay for it, but not somebody.

Comment by Mudong on February 18, 2009

thank you very much :)

Comment by Sleiselei on February 18, 2009

Dear Mu,
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Comment by Mudong on February 18, 2009

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Comment by Pgrapher on February 18, 2009

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Comment by Sleiselei on February 18, 2009

Dear Mudong,
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Comment by Sleiselei on February 18, 2009

Hellow Nniud,
I don't know news about insurance.
This matter are complex and are being processed...
The responsible person has been arrested

Comment by Sleiselei on February 18, 2009

Hello Pgrapher,
you are welcome!
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Comment by Mudong on February 18, 2009

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Comment by Nniud on February 18, 2009

It's sad that such a building was destroyed by fire. The only thing is, now they should investigate for real on the causes of the fire itself. The fireworks theory is not correct for sure, I'm an architect and can tell you that that building was carefully designed to resist to the worst terrorist attacks, a firework should have done nothing to it. Either the materials were so bad, or the truth is different. What about fire insurance? Lots of money there.

Comment by Sleiselei on February 18, 2009

Hello, Zgsxyc,
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Comment by Zgsxyc on February 18, 2009

Do not understand me the blog article will be deleted, it is necessary to express how we can correct ah, depressed

Comment by Fultonsphoto on February 18, 2009

Very sad news, never good to see such tragedy.

Comment by Sleiselei on February 18, 2009

I am also very fortunate to not pounds.........
CCTV very rich, Can get large sums of advertising revenue each year.
Money is not important but person should not spend money are measured.... :(

Comment by Aughty on February 17, 2009

The losses caused by fire more than three hundred million U.S. dollars. I'm glad that's US $.

Comment by Sleiselei on February 17, 2009

Thank you Irisangel & Creativei, you are good person...

Comment by Creativei on February 17, 2009

Yeah its too terrible, whenever a life goes anywhere in the world its tragic. Our prayers to the families of the deceased.

Comment by Irisangel on February 17, 2009

Oh My, that is terrible. So sorry for the family of the firefighter and the families of the injured. Our hearts go out to them and they will be remembered in my prayers.




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