China confirms 2 Tibetans set themselves on fire
Beijing: State media have confirmed that two former Tibetan monks have set themselves on fire in far western China, in what an activist group says is the latest in a series of self-immolation protests against Chinese rule.
The official Xinhua News Agency reported on Sunday that a 22-year-old man set himself on fire at a crossroads in Aba prefecture in Sichuan province and was hospitalised with serious burns. It said another man burned himself to death in a hotel room.
It said both of the men were former monks. The London-based group Free Tibet said the men were protesting tight Chinese control over Tibetan life and culture.