300-year-old Buddha images in a temple in Ayutthaya province in Thailand have either been damaged or stolen by thieves.
Ayutthaya temple hit by thieves
Bangkok Post, 22 November 2009
Another ancient Buddha image has been stolen in Ayutthaya stoking concerns of a rising threat to valuable artefacts kept in the temples in the World Heritage site province.
Phra Samusomyot Yutwatthako, 47, the abbot of Wat Daeng in tambon Pak Tha of Tha Rua district, said four out of six Buddha images about 300 years old have been destroyed and the heads of two images were stolen.