Another Tibetan sets himself on fire

20th October 2012

27-year-old father of two dies in latest protest

A Tibetan man set himself on fire and died today in the latest example of self-immolation protest in Tibet.

Return of Dalai Lama to Tibet

The protest took place in a village in Sangchu County, Eastern Tibet.

An eyewitness said the man, named as Lhamo Kyab, walked towards the Bhora Monastery shouting slogans calling for the return of the Dalai Lama to Tibet.

Security forces tried to extinguish the flames but were unsuccessful.

Prayer service

His body was taken to the monastery where villagers and monks held a prayer service for him. It was then removed to his home village of Dokabma.

Nearly 60 Tibetans have now set themselves on fire in protest against the Chinese occupation of their country. Read the full list.

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