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“I just packed a small bot­tle of mos­quito re­pel­lent. Sadly, it was con­fis­cated by the sub­way staff.”

Global Times – Metro Beijing - - TWOCENTS -

So said a pas­sen­ger sur­named Qiao who went to a park with her child by the sub­way. To avoid mos­quito bites, she packed a small bot­tle of mos­quito re­pel­lent. How­ever, when pass­ing the se­cu­rity check­point, she was told the mos­quito re­pel­lent con­tains flammable liq­uid, which can­not be car­ried on the sub­way. Ac­cord­ing to Beijing sub­way au­thor­i­ties, many pas­sen­gers like to carry small mos­quito re­pel­lents or sun­screen sprays dur­ing the sum­mer. How­ever, most of them con­tain al­co­hol which is flammable. Beijing fire­fight­ers also sug­gest that res­i­dents re­frain from putting such items in their cars or other hot en­vi­ron­ments to avoid com­bus­tion. (Source: Beijing Morn­ing Post)

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