China jails 21 people for 2015 nursing home fire

 

Shanghai, Dec 8: China has jailed 21 people for their roles in a deadly fire that killed 39 elderly people at a private nursing home two years ago, reports said on Friday.
Xinhua said the nursing home in the central Henan province had been illegally extended and flammable materials had been used on the extension.
Fan Huazhi, legal representative for the nursing home, received a prison term of nine years while contractor Feng Chunjie, who did not have the appropriate work certificate, was sentenced to six-and-a-half years in prison.