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Shanghai Approves Arrest of 13 Suspects in High-rise Fire

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A Shanghai procuratorate has approved the arrest of 13 people in connection with a fatal Shanghai high-rise fire that killed 58 people on November15, a spokesman with the second branch of Shanghai People's Procuratorate confirmed Friday.

The blaze erupted in the afternoon of November15 after welding sparks set nylon netting and scaffolding alight.

Officials have blamed the tragedy on unlicensed welders, illegal sub-contracting and poor management.

Police previously detained 12 people in connection with the fire.

(Xinhua News Agency November 27, 2010)