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...

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Comments (24)

Posted by Tongjiang on February 24, 2009
Unfortunately, should be held accountable. Discharge of fireworks must be limits
Posted by Hakansenturk2005 on February 24, 2009
Thank you for the photos. I am sad but true.
Posted by Zgsxyc on February 19, 2009
edited by admin. Please write your comments in English

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