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Votive paper burning guts cemetery garden

Update: April, 06/2015 - 08:51
A fire gutted thousands of square metres of a garden in a cemetery yesterday in the northern Hai Phong City. — Photo vtc

HAI PHONG (VNS) — A fire gutted thousands of square metres of a garden in a cemetery yesterday in the northern Hai Phong City's Lai Xuan Commune.

The blaze was allegedly caused after people lit up paper votives in the cemetery on the occasion of Qingming Festival, which fell on April 5 this year.

During the festival, both young and old members of a family remember and pray for their ancestors at their graves.

After the paper votives were lit, the dried grass in the cemetery caught fire.

The blaze was put out after an hour and a half, and no casualties were reported. — VNS

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