Two Tibetans immolate themselves in China

Last Updated: Tuesday, November 20, 2012 - 20:03

Beijing: Two Tibetan herdsmen immolated themselves in northwest China, authorities said Tuesday.

In the first case, Tsering Dongdri, 35, died after setting himself on fire Tuesday morning near a remote gold mine in Gansu province, Xinhua quoted a local government spokesperson as saying.

In a separate incident, a 25-year-old herdsman reportedly died after he immolated himself Monday night in the neighbouring Qinghai province. He set himself ablaze in his monk brother`s house after locking himself inside at around 9 pm, local government said Tuesday.

On Monday, a special meeting of the Tibet support groups from about 40 countries, held in India`s Himachal Pradesh state, called on the new Chinese leadership to urgently address the root causes of self-immolations in Tibet.
According to the Central Tibetan Administration, or the Tibetan government-in-exile in India, as many as 78 Tibetans have set themselves on fire since March 2009.


First Published: Tuesday, November 20, 2012 - 20:03
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