Posted on 30/01/2023 in Building & Construction Fire Safety 2023
Extension lead blamed for fatal fire

Ten dead in China apartment building fire, Urumqi, Xinjiang, where electrical cable fire is stated to have ignited bedding. The ten dead and nine seriously injured were all victims of toxic smoke, when fire spread from a 15th floor flat up to several higher floors. The fire is stated to have started in power strip, before igniting bedding then spreading out of control. Videos suggesting that building exits were locked under Covid policy have been denied as fakes by official media.

Apartment block fire, Urumqi, Xingiang, China, 24th November 2022

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