Sermon hall burned down in temple fireThe main Buddha image in the sermon hall at Wat Buaboon Prachasamakkhi in Muang district of Buri Ram province escaped damage from a fire that burnt down the building on Sunday. (Photo: Supachai Piraksa)BURI RAM: The sermon hall at a temple in Muang district of this lower northeastern province was burned down by a fire that broke out in the small hours on Sunday. Phra Maha Paiboon Wipuro, the abbot of Wat Buaboon Prachasamakkhi at Ban Khok Phet in tambon Nong Tat, said the fire started at about 2am inside the new sermon hall, for which construction was nearly complete. Phra Maha Paiboon said he was very sad since the sermon hall, which had been under construction since 2017 and was nearly finished, was built entirely with donations from local people. He thought the fire was probably started by burning candles and joss sticks left in front of the main Buddha image.
Source: Bangkok Post June 26, 2022 13:29 UTC