Tibetan monk self-immolates in Ngaba, dies from injuries

Lobsang Lozin via tibet.org

The Central Tibet Administration reports that 18-year-old Lobsang Lozin of Kirti Monastery self-immolated at noon today in the Ngaba region of Tibet. Before setting himself afire, Lobsang shouted in protest of Chinese rule in Tibet. He died from his injuries on the spot. Chinese security forces are reported to be moving into the area now, following the incident, though locals have blocked access to a bridge to keep forces out.

To read the original news release from the Central Tibet Administration, visit here. For past coverage of the self-immolation phenomenon from us, see here.