Fierce fire in an apartment in Xinjiang, China, 10 were killed, 9 others injured
Four people have been detained in the city of Anyang in connection with the fire, and local authorities have ordered a comprehensive safety inspection. Outdated infrastructure, poor safety awareness, and, in some cases, government corruption have led to a series of recent fires, explosions, and building collapse in China.
At least 10 people have died and 9 have been injured in an apartment fire in northwestern China’s Xinjiang region. (Photo: CCTV)
An investigation has been started by the government into the cause of the fire. Initial investigation revealed that the fire was started by a spark from welding. According to officials, welding work was going on at that time in the industrial trading company located in this area. The cotton cloth caught fire from the spark that came out from there and gradually it engulfed a large area and the apartment. Let us tell you that a few days ago, 38 people died due to a fire in an apartment in China. This is the third incident of fire in China within a span of a few days.
Police have detained four people in connection with the fire in Anyang city. Local authorities have also ordered extensive security inspections. Recent developments include a lack of infrastructure, poor security, lack of awareness, and, in some cases, government corruption in apartments or other industrial units inside China. China is already battling the outbreaks of COVID-19. Due to the Zero Covid policy, lakhs of people here are still facing the brunt of the lockdown.