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Fatal fire in Jordan / Greenpeace's waste-charging trial


Fatal fire in Jordan / Greenpeace's waste-charging trial

 On Friday's Backchat, we're talking about fire safety -- after a blaze in Jordan left five people dead and more than 40 injured on Wednesday.

Authorities have yet to confirm the cause of the tragedy, but a Fire Services Department spokesperson told RTHK earlier that some of the fire doors were broken, which may have led to heavy smoke in one of the staircases.

According to a Buildings Department statement, the 60-year-old building had earlier been requested to carry out repair works, which includes the replacement of fire doors, and the provision of protected lobbies for the escape staircase. But the requests have not yet been met.

How fire compliant are our buildings? What more can be done to improve fire safety?

After 9:45, we find out more about a green group's waste- charging trial.

9:05am-9:45am: Fatal fire in Jordan

9:05am-9:30am: Raymond Chan, Chartered Building Surveyor, Raymond Chan Surveyors

9:05am-9:45am: Yau Yung, Professor in Urban Studies and Associate Dean at the School of Graduate Studies, Lingnan University

9:30am-9:45am: Aruna Gurung, Yau Tsim Mong District Councillor and Member of the Housing and Development Planning Committee

9:45am-10:00am: Greenpeace's waste-charging trial

9:45am-10:00am: Leanne Tam, Campaigner, Greenpeace Asia


Backchat is RTHK Radio 3's week-daily current affairs discussion programme, with expert panels and listener participation. It airs every Monday to Friday from 9.05am - 10am (HKT).
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