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Tibetan mother dies after self-immolating

Last Updated: Thursday, May 31, 2012 - 11:42

Beijing: A mother of three young children in a Tibetan area of southwestern China has reportedly died after setting herself on fire, in an apparent protest against Beijing’s rule.

Rechok, a nomad in her 30s, died outside the Jonang Dzamthang monastery in Barma Township.

She has two daughters aged nine and 15, and a 17-year-old son, The Daily Mail reports.

According to the paper, Rechok’s body is currently in the monastery and Tibetans have been gathering for her cremation, which is expected to be held this evening.

There have now been four self-immolations in Barma in 2012 and Rechok is one of more than 30 Tibetans who have engulfed themselves in flames over the last year

Rechok`s death comes three days after one man was killed and another badly injured when they set themselves alight outside a temple in the Tibetan capital Lhasa on Sunday.


First Published: Thursday, May 31, 2012 - 11:42
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