Aid-giving Monks Told To Leave China Earthquake Zone


Chinese officials have ordered some monasteries to recall monks from the western town devastated by an earthquake last week.

Buddhist lamas have played a crucial role in rescue and relief operations in Jiegu, an overwhelmingly Tibetan town in Qinghai province. Thousands have dug for survivors in the rubble, disposed of bodies and arranged food and shelter for the homeless.

More than 2,180 people died in the 14 April earthquake and 12,000 were injured.

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