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Tibetan Woman Dies after Setting Herself on Fire

8 August 2012

A Tibetan rights group says a 26-year-old woman has died after setting herself on fire in west-central China’s Gansu Province. London-based Free Tibet said Dolkar Kyi set fire to herself on Tuesday at Tso Monastery in Tso city in an area that is of religious significance to Tibetan monks. The incident followed a self-immolation by 21-year-old Buddhist monk Lobsang Tsultrim on Monday in Sichuan Province. He was reported to be alive and was taken away by police. More than 40 Tibetans have self-immolated in recent months to protest Beijing’s heavy-handed rule in Tibetan regions.—AP