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Tibetan monk who set himself on fire is cremated

Last Updated: Thursday, August 18, 2011 - 08:15

Beijing: A monk who set himself on fire in an ethnically Tibetan region of western China has been cremated.

The Free Tibet campaign in London says 29-year-old Tsewang Norbu died on Monday after dousing himself with gasoline and setting himself on fire in Daofu county.

The official Xinhua News Agency says the monk`s body was cremated on Wednesday in accordance with Tibetan rituals. It says family members and monks attended his funeral.

It was the second reported self-immolation by a monk this year.

In March, a 21-year-old monk set himself on fire, also in Sichuan province, in an apparent protest against Chinese government rule over Tibet.

Bureau Report

First Published: Thursday, August 18, 2011 - 08:15

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