Firefighters tackle a fire in Sichuan’s Mianning county. Photo: Xinhua

Six people killed by fires as Ching Ming Festival sees spike in burnt offerings at family tombs

  • Emergency services record over 3,000 fires across the country over tomb sweeping weekend, but number of deaths falls compared with previous year
  • Major fires still burning include reignited blaze in Sichuan mountains that claimed the lives of 31 people last week
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Firefighters tackle a fire in Sichuan’s Mianning county. Photo: Xinhua
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