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30 firefighters dead as massive forest fire continues to spread in China

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dpa, Hamburg, Germany

Twenty-six firefighters have died in a forest fire in China’s south-west Sichuan province, emergency authorities said Monday.

A total of 30 people had gone missing after a forest fire, which broke out Saturday in Muli, a Tibetan autonomous county, erupted again on Sunday because of a sudden change in the wind direction, the Ministry of Emergency Management said.

Twenty-six bodies were found and four remained missing.

A search-and-rescue operation was underway.

On Sunday, a total of 689 people were battling the blaze at an altitude of 3,800 metres above sea level, according to state broadcaster CGTN.

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