Cai Maoqiang was honoured as a “martyr” after he died in a forest fire. Photo: SCMP composite
Cai Maoqiang was honoured as a “martyr” after he died in a forest fire. Photo: SCMP composite

‘Planned marriage next year’: Chinese man, 23, who survived massive quake in 2008, dies battling forest fire and made a ‘martyr’

  • The 23-year-old fireman died along with a colleague in a massive conflagration in central China’s Hunan province
  • Friend recalls how he once said ‘It is my responsibility to head for danger’

Cai Maoqiang was honoured as a “martyr” after he died in a forest fire. Photo: SCMP composite
Cai Maoqiang was honoured as a “martyr” after he died in a forest fire. Photo: SCMP composite
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