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or Hofei
, city (1994 est. pop. 866,800), capital of Anhui prov., China. A rapidly growing industrial city, it has textile mills, ironworks and steelworks, chemical and food processing plants, and a variety of other manufactures.
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More than 70 people were hurt in the blaze, with many suffering fractures jumping from the eight-storey building in Luchou beforefirefighters arrived.
Born in Hunan province into a moderately prosperous family (1817); joined the Hunan militia, later famous during the Taiping Rebellion as the Hunan Braves (1852); won a reputation for aggressiveness, valor, and resourcefulness; becoming a veteran combat leader, he led the Braves in a successful assault on the Taiping stronghold of Wuchang (December 1856); he frustrated repeated Taiping counterattacks by constructing numerous water-filled trenches as obstacles; continued down the Yangtze valley, clearing the countryside around Kiukiang and then capturing the city itself (May 19, 1858); killed a few months later leading his troops in an assault on the Taiping fortress of Luchou (in Anhui) (November 15).