Firefighters work on roofs of buildings while a fire ravages ancient Dukezong town in Shangri-la county, in south-western China's Yunnan province
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Blaze ravages ancient Tibetan town

Fire has severely damaged an ancient Tibetan town in south-western China.

More than 100 mostly wooden houses were destroyed in the blaze in Dukezong in Shangri-La county, in the province of Yunnan.

The picturesque town with cobbled streets dates back 1,300 years and is popular with tourists.

Elaine Jung reports.

  • 11 Jan 2014