China has banned the sale of tea scented candles after a deadly fire swept through a popular tea market in the capital Beijing on Thursday.
The fire killed at least 18 people, injured more than 100 and destroyed thousands of tea boxes, shops and shops, according to the state-run Xinhua news agency.
A state official said a total of 10,000 people were trapped in a building, but the official said the death toll was likely to rise as rescuers searched for survivors.
China has more than 30 million people living in urban areas.
About 50 million people in the country have never had access to fresh tea, which has a high concentration of pesticides and heavy metals.
The government has been trying to control the country’s deadly heat and smog, which is a major cause of air pollution.