Fireplace erupts at predominant Tibetan monastery; no injuries reported

A large fire broke out Saturday at the Jokhang monastery in Tibet, raising fears of severe damage to a 1,300-year-old religious site that’s considered the spiritual heart of Tibetan Buddhism. Jokhang, located in the Tibetan capital of Lhasa, caught fire at 6:40 p.m. before it was put out, according to a short report in the…

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