Early reports state that the 1,300 year old Thrangu Monastery in Qinghai has been destroyed and the Khenpo killed, in the recent earthquake.
No word yet on the Princess Wen Cheng temple, which is about 10 kilometers away.
UPDATED: 25 dead, 5 missing, many injured at Thrangu Monastery. Main new temple, one shedra building, and part of library completely destroyed.
UPDATED: "Thrangu Monastery has been completely destroyed." That is the word from the Thrangu Emergency website at this hour.
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