Latest News:  

English>>China Society

Timeline: China's major fires since 1994

(China Daily)

08:41, June 04, 2013

A woman who escaped the fire prays for her colleagues occurred in a slaughterhouse owned by the Jilin Baoyuanfeng Poultry Company in Mishazi Township of Dehui City, northeast China's Jilin Province, June 3, 2013. . Provided to China Daily

>> Speical Coverage: Scores Killed in Massive Poultry Plant Fire

• Nov 5, 2010

A blaze erupts at a shopping mall in Jilin city, Jilin province, due to a short circuit in electrical wiring. Nineteen people die.

• Nov 15, 2010

A fire caused by soldering equipment at a residential building in Shanghai's Jing'an district kills 58.

• Sept 20, 2008

A blaze started when people set off fireworks on stage at a Shenzhen club in Guangdong province, killing 43.

• Dec 15, 2005

A fire sparked by an electrical short circuit at a power substation in Liaoyuan, Jilin province, kills 39.

• June 10, 2005

An electrical short circuit starts a fire at a hotel in Shantou, Guangdong province, killing 31.

• Feb 15, 2004

A discarded cigarette starts a blaze in a shopping mall in Jilin city, Jilin province, killing 54.

• Feb 2, 2003

A hotel in Harbin, capital of Heilongjiang province, catches fire, leaving 33 dead. The cause was never established.

• June 16, 2002

A 14-year-old boy starts a fire at an Internet cafe in Beijing's Haidian district that claims the lives of 25 teenagers.

• Dec 8, 1994

A fire started by a stage lamp in a theater in Karamay, the Xinjiang Uygur autonomous region, kills 325 people, including 288 students.

We Recommend:

State-owned barbershop dying out

China’s weekly story (2013.5.18- 5.24)

Wine club: a new way of life in the city

Left-behind children, victims of school violence

White angels in Chongqing South West Hospital

Baby abandoned in toilet pipe rescued

Children in rural areas: Fewer toys, more joy

Chinese-style hurdlers in street

Left-behind children before Children's Day

Email|Print|Comments(Editor:WangXin、Chen Lidan)

Leave your comment0 comments

  1. Name


Selections for you

  1. Mechanized infantry brigade in drill

  2. Navy's sea training taskforce in drill

  3. Palestinian girls read Quran in Gaza City

  4. Photo story: Mask girl's hard life

  5. Oil tank blast causes casualties in NE China

  6. Cute tiger cubs taken under patronage

  7. Xinghua village by the Great Wall

  8. Facial makeup of Peking Opera

  9. Fortune Global Forum to be held in Chengdu

  10. View of Hefei Xinqiao International Airport

Most Popular


  1. Exit from QE in U.S. not to be a problem
  2. Yuan may continue to appreciate
  3. Benefits of Shuanghui's meat deal
  4. News Analysis: No need to pit China against US
  5. China, US should head towards the same direction
  6. Stronger dollar serves as damper on gold prices
  7. Who needs a diploma? just want to marry rich
  8. Acquisition to sharpen Shuanghui's edge
  9. Manipulative kids seek gifts on Children's Day
  10. Japan, India eager to forge closer ties

What’s happening in China

Ducks trigger copyright fears

  1. Birth certs may require parental proof in Zhejiang
  2. Rapist guard arrested in attacks on 10 students
  3. Guangdong adds more PM2.5 monitoring sites
  4. Bus drivers told no garlic and wash hair
  5. Central China mine blast kills 10, injures 15