Fire erupts at major Tibetan monastery; no injuries reported
BEIJING – A large fire has broken out in one of the most important temples of Tibetan Buddhism.
The state-run Tibetan Daily newspaper reported that the Jokhang monastery in the regional capital of Lhasa caught fire at 6:40 p.m. Saturday before it was put out. No injuries were reported.
The cause of the fire was not immediately known.
Video on social media showed a roof in the monastery complex consumed by large flames.
Jokhang, considered the spiritual center of Tibetan Buddhism, is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.