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Home The News News Breaking: Second self-immolation in 24 hours, Toll rises to 111 (Updated)

Breaking: Second self-immolation in 24 hours, Toll rises to 111 (Updated)

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Lhamo Kyab's charred body lies on the ground after his self-immolation protest against China's occupation of Tibet.
Lhamo Kyab's charred body lies on the ground after his self-immolation protest against China's occupation of Tibet.

DHARAMSHALA, March 25: Within 24 hours of Kal Kyi’s self-immolation in Zamthang, another Tibetan has set himself on fire today in an apparent protest against China’s continuing occupation of Tibet.

Forty-three-old Lhamo Kyab set himself ablaze in a forest in Sangchu County in Amdo, Eastern Tibet. The self-immolation took place around 10 pm (local time). He died in his fiery protest.

According to our sources in exile, Lhamo Kyab set himself in a forest where he works as a forest guard.

“Early morning, he doused himself in kerosene and jumped into a fire which he started with timber wood,” said the same source, who did not want to be named.

Following his self-immolation protest, a large number of armed security personnel arrived at the location and the situation in the region is described as tense “under strict surveillance”.

Kyab’s self-immolation is the second such case in one a day. Thirty-year-old
Kal Kyi, a mother of four has set herself ablaze on 24 March in Eastern Tibet at 3:30 pm (local time). She died at the protest site.

Source:
Phayul.com



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Last Updated ( Wednesday, 27 March 2013 07:54 )  

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