Tibetan woman dies after setting herself on fire



Tibetan woman dies after setting herself on fire 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