Burnt tree trunks are left after a hill fire struck Tai Lam Country Park, Yuen Long, in 2006. It is believed that grave sweepers during the Chung Yeung Festival failed to extinguish properly the joss sticks and hell notes they burned for the dead. Photo: Ricky Chung

‘Hundreds of graves’ lying in Hong Kong's country parks and green belts

Environmental groups record the number of licensed burials grounds impinging on environmentally sensitive areas in Yuen Long and North District

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Burnt tree trunks are left after a hill fire struck Tai Lam Country Park, Yuen Long, in 2006. It is believed that grave sweepers during the Chung Yeung Festival failed to extinguish properly the joss sticks and hell notes they burned for the dead. Photo: Ricky Chung
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