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CCTV staffers burn down CCTV building [Copy link] 中文

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Post time 2009-2-10 14:23:39 |Display all floors
"CCTV hired staff from a fireworks company to ignite several hundred large festive firecrackers" in an open space outside the near-completed Mandarin Oriental Hotel, part of the CCTV tower complex, Xinhua said, quoting a fire brigade spokesman.

He said these fireworks, set off to celebrate the Lantern Festival, were "much more powerful and explosive" than those available at roadside stalls during the Chinese New Year holiday and needed approval from the municipal government.

"Owners of the property ignored policemen's warnings that such fireworks were not allowed," spokesman Luo Yuan was quoted as saying. (Reuters)

Let's hope some heads roll over this one.
And why didn't the police insist (rather than just warn) they not go forward with this?
It's a real shame when arrogance and incompetence meet.
And what's the result?
One of the world's most striking structures goes down in flames.

[ Last edited by bantopost at 2009-2-10 02:28 PM ]

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Post time 2009-2-10 14:28:17 |Display all floors

And this...

A fire that swept through part of Central China Television's hypermodern complex in Beijing was caused by powerful but unapproved fireworks, state media said. (Reuters)


[ Last edited by bantopost at 2009-2-10 02:29 PM ]

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Post time 2009-2-10 15:42:22 |Display all floors
I saw this live news last night. and today i heard one fireman died when fighting the fire last night. so pity...

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Post time 2009-2-10 23:02:54 |Display all floors

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Fire, fire, fire.... here and there...wuhan, Australia, CCTV's new building are victims...

Fire is dangerous, please don't play with fire...
Another day , another dollars!

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