Arson Suspected As the Largest Buddhist Monastery in Asia Is Burned to the Ground in China

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The structure, known to be the tallest of its kind in Asia, was completely destroyed by the time the fire was extinguished.

On December 10, a fire broke out at the Lingguan Mansion complex in Mianzhu, China's Sichuan province. The flames were extinguished about four hours later, by which time a 16-story wooden pagoda and a prayer hall at the Buddhist temple were burnt to the ground, local government reported in a statement published on Weibo.

A 16-story wooden tower, known as the tallest of its kind in Asia, has caught fire and collapsed at a monastery in SW China's Sichuan on Sunday. No casualties reported yet.

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