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Fire at Tibet’s Jokhang Monastery; No Injuries Reported

A large fire broke out Saturday at Lhasa’s Jokhang monastery, one of the most sacred sites for Tibetan Buddhism. No casualties were reported, and the extent of the damage to the 1,300-year-old religious temple, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, remains unclear. According to the state-run Tibetan Daily, the fire, which began at 6:40 p.m., was quickly extinguished and no injuries were reported. The cause of the fire was not immediately known. News of major incidents in Tibet, a...

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