13 Held for Shenzhen Club Fire that Killed 43

China Daily has an update on the tragic nightclub fire in Shenzhen:

Thirteen people have been detained in connection with a nightclub fire on Saturday that killed 43 people and injured 65.

Wang Jing, owner of the club who could not be traced after the fire, surrendered to police Sunday afternoon. The general manager, deputy general manager, safety officer, technician and performers had been detained earlier.

[...] The Ministry of Culture said Wang Jing founded the club in 1998, but its entertainment license was not renewed after it failed to submit all the required materials two years ago.

Sources close to the club said it was moved to its present location about a year ago to target medium- and high-end customers.

September 22, 2008 11:02 AM
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