Two Tibetan teens die from self-immolation

Rinchen

Two Tibetan teenagers are dead after self-immolating in Kyangtsa, in the Ngaba area of eastern Tibet, on Tuesday evening. Rinchen, 17, and Sonam Dhargye, 18, set themselves alight around 9:30 p.m. Both died from their burns, and their families claimed their bodies.

Both teens had grown up in the area where they carried out their protests. Phayul reports that Rinchen, who worked in Qinghai, was visiting his family for the Losar holiday.

Though official counts vary, at least 104 Tibetans have self-immolated since 2009. Click here for all of Buddhadharma News‘ coverage of the protests.

(Photo: Tibet Post)