The burning apartment building from which Sydney student Connie Zhang jumped to her death had fire safety defects, an inquest has heard.

On September 6, 2012, a fire that started on the balcony of a Bankstown unit trapped the bright 21-year-old nursing student in a fifth-floor bedroom before she jumped to escape. At an inquest on Monday into Ms Zhang’s death, the building’s strata manager conceded that Bankstown Council and Fire and…