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13 May 1987 description


UNDRO 87/1019
CHINA - FOREST FIRE
UNDRO INFORMATION REPORT NO. 1
13 MAY 1987

SITUATION

1. UNDRO/UNDP REPRESENTATIVE REPORTS THAT MAJOR FIRE BROKE OUT 6 MAY IN GULIAN FOREST, MOHE COUNTY OF HEILONGJIANG PROVINCE, KILLING 142 PEOPLE, RENDERING 51,000 HOMELESS. MORE THAN 300,000 HECTARES OF FOREST AFFECTED. OVER 27,000 INHABITANTS OF XILINJI AND TUQIANG EVACUATED. MOST BUILDINGS IN XILINJI AND RAILWAY STATIONS OF XILINJI, TUQIANG AND ALMU DESTROYED BY BLAZE.