The official Xinhua News Agency said nine people were confirmed dead and another 13 injured, including four in serious condition. It said the collapse smashed and buried at least 25 vehicles.
Investigations into Brazil's nightclub tragedy reveal there was no alarm, working fire extinguisher, or sprinkler system. But the fire could mark a turning point in willingness to actively start addressing safety issues.
Patriotism applies to countries, while 'civicism' applies to cities – where more than half the world's population lives. As the world urbanizes, a new class of global cities is competing for the affection of residents and tourists. There are several reasons to welcome this development.