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Fire scorches sacred Tibet Buddhist temple

- The Tibet Daily The Daily

BEIJING — A fire Saturday damaged one of the most hallowed sites in Tibet, the Jokhang temple in Lhasa, a day after the start of the traditiona­l Tibetan New Year celebratio­ns, official Chinese news media reported.

said that the fire was “quickly extinguish­ed,” with no deaths or injuries.

Photos online showed flames ravaging part of the ancient Buddhist temple. report gave no details about the extent of the damage to the complex, which many Tibetan Buddhists regard as their most sacred site.

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