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6 Rio museums ordered to improve fire systems within 30 days

IANS  |  Rio de Janeiro 

A in has ordered six major museums here to improve their security and within 30 days, said an

They are the of the Republic, of Fine Arts, Historical Museum, the Villa-Lobos Museum, the Chacara do Ceu and the

This comes after Museum of Brazil, the oldest in the country, was completely ravaged by a fire on September 2, Efe news reported.

Geraldine Pinto Vital de Castro's order came on a plea from the Public Prosecutor's Office, which on Tuesday requested temporary closure of these six buildings as they lacked the Fire Department's clearance.

However, she considered closing them a step too "drastic".

She though instructed relevant authorities to prepare technical reports on the current conditions of the in these museums.

The ordered "immediate adoption of emergency measures necessary to ensure compliance with minimum safety requirements against fire and panic".

The six museums were inspected after a huge fire completely gutted the National Museum of destroying most of the 20 million artifacts inside, only 10 per cent survived.



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First Published: Wed, September 12 2018. 10:50 IST