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Tibetan woman dies after setting herself on fire

A Tibetan rights group says a 26-year-old woman has died after setting herself on fire in Gansu province.



Beijing: A Tibetan rights group says a 26-year-old woman has died after setting herself on fire in west-central China` Gansu province.

London-based Free Tibet said Dolkar Kyi self-immolated Monday at Tso Monastery in Tso City in a Tibetan prefecture that is of religiously significance to Tibetan monks.

Also yesterday, a man set himself on fire in southwest China`s Sichuan province. Free Tibet identifies him as Lobsang Tsultrim, a 21-year-old monk from Kirti Monastery. He was reported to be alive and taken away by police.

They are the latest of more than 40 self-immolations by Tibetans.

Supporters say they are protesting Beijing`s heavy-handed rule in Tibetan regions.

China has blamed the Dalai Lama for inciting the immolations, which the exiled spiritual leader denies.

PTI

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