Village blaze leaves 270 homeless in NW China

Updated: 2011-01-10 07:40


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Village blaze leaves 270 homeless in NW China

Local residents get quilts from local government after a fire in Qawa Village, Zhouqu county in Northwest China's Gansu province, Jan 9, 2011. [Photo/Xinhua]

More than 270 people in a village in Gansu province have been left homeless after a fire on Sunday morning, local authorities said.

A spokesman with the Zhouqu county government said the blaze in Qawa village was put out by 3 pm. No casualties were reported, but 613 houses were damaged.

The local government has sent 70 tents and ordered food supplies as well as quilts to help the victims in the region.

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