NEW DELHI : India loses keys to 12th century treasure temple.

Indian authorities have launched an investigation over missing keys to vaults in a 12th century temple thought to contain gold and gems worth tens of millions of dollars.

The keys absence became apparent when experts came to assess the condition of the massive Jagannath temple in the eastern state of the Odisha in April.

This prompted outrage among devotees toward local authorities and the temple management, and the government on Monday ordered an investigation.

The temple in the city of  Puri is dedicated to Hindu deity Lord Jagannath and draws million of devotees each year especially at the annual Rath Yatra festival. [AFP]


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