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Fire destroys 21 houses in China’s ancient village


Beijing: A major fire destroyed 21 houses in an ancient ethnic village in south China’s Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, rendering 130 people homeless.

Rescuers said the fire broke out at 20 minutes after the midnight and was contained in two hours in Xiazhai village of Gunbei Dong Ethnic township, Rongshui County.

No casualty was reported.

The ancient village features timber houses. The county is located in the outlying mountainous region in the northwest part of Guangxi.

The cause of the fire is still under investigation.

Victims have been temporarily arranged in neighbouring places, state-run Xinhua news agency reported.

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