Tibetan villager sets himself on fire, dies

Beijing: A Tibetan villager in China's Gansu province set himself on fire and died Friday, authorities said.

Lhamo Tseten, a 23-year-old man from a village in the Xiahe county, set himself alight around 2.40 p.m. near a local hospital at the Amchok township in the Tibetan prefecture of Gannan, Xinhua reported.

According to the Central Tibetan Administration, or the Tibetan government-in-exile in India, as many as 56 Tibetans have set themselves afire to protest China's policies and to press their demand for freedom since March 2011. One more Tibetan immolated himself in Tibet's Sangchu County Oct 20.