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China forest blaze: 30 firefighters killed in Sichuan

Thirty firemen have kicked the bucket while handling a gigantic woodland fire in south-western China, authorities state.

Flame teams had been engaging the blast in the mountains of Sichuan area on Sunday when an adjustment in wind bearing caused “a colossal fireball”, catching them, the crisis service said.

Contact with 30 firemen was lost. All were affirmed dead on Monday and their bodies were recovered from the mountain, state TV said.

The blast broke out on Saturday.

Around 700 firemen have been attempting to control the blazes in a remote zone of Muli area, state media detailed.

A different backwoods fire in the northern region of Shanxi was brought leveled out on Sunday subsequent to consuming for two days, the authority Xinhua news office said.

No losses were accounted for from that fire, however somewhere around 9,000 individuals were emptied from their homes.

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