Cap­i­tal sees fewer fire­works mishaps

China Daily (Canada) - - ANALYSIS -

Bei­jing saw fewer fires and in­juries caused by fire­works dur­ing the Lu­nar New Year hol­i­day as the city en­forced a fire­works ban. From Feb 15 to 20, fire­works caused 17 fires and in­jured 30 peo­ple, down 73 per­cent and 62 per­cent, re­spec­tively, from the last Spring Fes­ti­val, the city’s fire­works con­trol of­fice said in a state­ment on Wed­nes­day. Fire­works are a ma­jor part of Lu­nar New Year fes­tiv­i­ties in China, but use of fire­works has been re­stricted due to safety con­cerns and their con­tri­bu­tion to air pol­lu­tion. Bei­jing has banned fire­works within the Fifth Ring Road and densely-pop­u­lated ar­eas on the out­skirts.

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