Tibetan monk killed in China

A Tibetan monk who founded the first Buddhist monastery in the UK is reported to have been killed in China.

Dr Choje Akong Tulku Rinpoche was killed along with two other people in Chengdu today.

In 2011 Dr Choje Akong Tulku Rinpoche presented Mrs May with a long white scarf endorsed with messages of friendship. Credit: PA

A statement posted by his brother on the Samye Ling Monastery website said:

"I am very, very sorry to inform you all that tragically, my brother Choje Akong Rinpoche, my nephew and one monk who was travelling with then, were all killed in Chengdu today."

Dr Rinpoche attended the 60th anniversary of the signing of the UN Refugee Convention with Home Secretary Theresa May in London in 2011.