Two more Tibetans die in self-immolation protests

Lhamo Kyap

Two more Tibetans have died after self-immolating in the past two days. On Saturday, a 27-year-old named Lhamo Kyap self-immolated in the Amdo region (Sangchu county) of Eastern Tibet. Lhamo reportedly died of his injuries and was transported by locals to Ngonbo Thang Monastery and then to his home. He is survived by a 29-year-old wife and two young daughters.

Then today, a 61-year-old Tibetan layman named Dhondup self-immolated in Sangchu county, on a road near Labrang Monastery. Dhondrup was declared dead later at an area hospital. According to, he is the oldest Tibetan to die from self-immolation.

At least 56 Tibetans have self-immolated in protest of Chinese policies since 2009, with five in this month alone. The ongoing phenomenon has prompted the Central Tibetan Administration to again call for a global intervention in Tibet in an effort to end the crisis.

Click here to read all past Buddhadharma News coverage of the Tibetan self-immolation crisis.

(Photo via Tibet Post International.)