Just a day after a private nursing home was ravaged by a fire in Pingdingshan, Henan province, leaving at least 38 people dead, opportunistic insurance companies rushed to set booths next to the site.
Police from Henan province have sent teams to collect DNA samples from the victims’ families in order to identify the bodies, many of which still haven’t been found. But while relatives are still mourning the loss of their loved ones, employees from insurance companies seized the opportunity to advertise the importance of purchasing insurance with flyers and giant banners.
Preliminary investigation found that “poor building quality and lax safety management” were to blame for the fatal blaze, as the burned building was built with steel sheets stuffed with flammable materials. Fire exits were also poorly designed and government departments failed to properly enforce safety checks and proper fire-prevention management, according to Sun Huashan, deputy head of the State Administration of Work Safety.
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By Sharon Choi