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Another Tibetan commits self-immolation

November 24, 2012 12:13 IST

Another Tibetan died after setting himself on fire in northwest China's Qinghai province, in the latest self-immolation to protest China's rule.

Dazheng, 19, set himself ablaze on Friday night in the Dageri Village of Zekog County in the Huangnan Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture, state-run Xinhua news agency reported on Saturday.

The prefecture and county governments have sent work teams to the village to look into the incident, it said.

His death came one day after Libong Tsering, 19, set himself ablaze in the Dowa township of Tongren county in the Huangnan Tibetan autonomous prefecture.

A spate of self-immolations in different parts of Tibet and its prefectures were reported ever since the wee- long once-in-a-decade leadership Congress held in Beijing from November 8.

The total number suicides protesting China's rule and calling for the return of Tibet's exiled spiritual leader the Dalai Lama from India have crossed over 80 in recent months.

China has accused the Dalai Lama and his followers of instigating the protests to discredit its image.

K J M Varma
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