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Fire destroys 100 homes in centuries-old China village

Published on Jan 26, 2014 3:55 PM
 
The burnt out remains of Baojing Dong village in Guizhou province is seen on Sunday, Jan 26, 2014. A fire has destroyed more than 100 homes in a Chinese village built three centuries ago, state media said on Sunday, the third blaze to ravage a cultural site in weeks. -- PHOTO: AFP

BEIJING (AFP) - A fire has destroyed more than 100 homes in a Chinese village built three centuries ago, state media said on Sunday, the third blaze to ravage a cultural site in weeks.

The blazes, which all erupted in the southwest of the country, often burned down old wooden structures.

The latest fire broke out at Baojing Dong village in Guizhou province late Saturday and took more than four hours to put out, the state news agency Xinhua said.

The area was "one of China's most complete" settlements of the Dong ethnic minority, known for its "well-preserved" dwellings, it added.

 
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