Ancient relics ruined by fire in the 21st century | Updated: 2019-04-16 15:53
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A crane is seen parked in front of the burnt Gongchenlou, an ancient work of architecture built in the Ming Dynasty (1368-1644), in Weishan county, Southwest China's Yunnan province, on Jan 3, 2015. A fire broke out in the building and was extinguished two hours later. [Photo/]

3. Gongchenlou in Weishan county, Southwest China's Yunnan province

A fire broke out Jan 3, 2015, at Gongchenlou, an ancient tower built in the Ming Dynasty (1368-1644), in Weishan county, Yunnan province. Although no casualties were reported, the conflagration destroyed most of the 600-year-old landmark, which was listed as a provincial-level cultural relic.

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