Envoyé : jeudi 25 avril 2019 05:40
À : Corentin Decaen <;
Objet : RSOE EDIS – Situation Update : No.1 – Forest / Wild Fire : [Kunming region] Province of Yunnan, China, Asia
Importance : Haute


RSOE Emergency and Disaster Information Service, Budapest, Hungary
Situation Update NO. 1

April 25th 2019 03:38 AM – Forest / Wild Fire – WF-20190419-67541-CHN

Base details

EDIS Code: WF-20190419-67541-CHN
Event date: April 19th 2019 05:13 PM
Updated: April 25th 2019 03:38 AM
Category: Forest / Wild Fire
Continent: Asia
Country: China
State: Province of Yunnan
Location: [Kunming region]
24.871373838879,102.90498877832 (WGS84 decimal)

Event details

Thirty people – including 27 firefighters – have been confirmed dead in a forest fire in southwestern China that began over the weekend, the country’s Ministry of Emergency Management announced Monday evening. Residents of the city of Xichang formed a funeral procession Tuesday morning to mourn the dead. An additional 250 firefighters, as well as three helicopters, were dispatched Tuesday morning to bring the blaze under control, China Central Television reported. After the fire broke out at around 6 p.m. Saturday, 689 firefighters were sent to several locations on a cliff by the Yalong River in Sichuan in an attempt to extinguish the blaze. Thirty went missing after a sudden change in wind direction Sunday afternoon altered the fire’s course.

Affected area: County-level : Event affected one county.

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Corentin DECAEN


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