In the Chinese province of Sichuan on Sunday, the highest wooden Buddhist pagoda burned in Asia.
The burnt sixteen-story tower was located in a monastery in the north-west of Sichuan. There is no information about the victims, and the causes of the fire are being investigated.
The pagoda was built during the Ming dynasty (XIV-XVII century). In 2008, it was destroyed by a strong earthquake, at the time of the fire, the restoration work continued.