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Fire concern before death

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THE apartment building where Sydney student Connie Zhang jumped to her death trying to escape a fire had been ordered to undergo significan­t safety improvemen­ts prior to the blaze, an inquest has heard.

Building manager Peter Poulos said he spoke to the owner’s corporatio­n about the orders from Bankstown Council and Fire Rescue NSW but never tabled the documents in a meeting, adding that he had never seen a fire extinguish­er at the complex.

Ms Zhang leapt to her death in 2012 after becoming trapped by a fire on the fifth floor.

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