October 24, 2021

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A serious fire burned China’s last primitive tribe!

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According to the news released by @ Yunnan on the morning of February 15, the fire in the old village of Wengding village, Mengjiao Ethnic Township, Cangyuan Wa Autonomous County, was put out with all efforts, and the open fire was put out at 23:15 on February 14, 2021. At present, the residual fire is being cleaned up, and the fire’s cause is under further investigation.

On the evening of February 14, surging news learned from the Information Office of the people’s Government of Cangyuan Wa Autonomous County, Lincang City, Yunnan Province that the fire in the old village of Wengding village, Mengjiao Ethnic Township, Cangyuan Wa Autonomous County, had been put under preliminary control with no casualties. The specific cause of the fire is under further investigation.

Earlier, the office reported that at 17:40 on February 14, a serious fire broke out in the old village of Wengding village, Mengjiao Ethnic Township, Mengjiao County, with no casualties. At present, we are fighting with all our strength.
Surging news once reported that Wengding village is hidden in Mengjiao Dai Yi Lahu Township’s valley, with a history of more than 400 years. In Wa language, Wengding means “a place surrounded by clouds.” After turning from the main road to the village road, the ox head totem hanging every two meters on both sides of the road and the thatched former residence in the front of our eyes reveal the primitive simplicity.
According to the public information posted in Wengding village, before 1949, it was still at the end of the primitive society. They lived as a tribe and lived close to the mountains. They lived a primitive life of slash and burn farming, naked clothes, plowing by cattle, drinking by water, lighting by oil, and tying ropes to record events. It is known as “the last primitive tribe in China” and is also the complete original ecological Wa village in China.
Source: surging news, Beijing News
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