Two Tibetans self-immolate in 24 hours; one confirmed dead

Kal Kyi

Two more Tibetans have self-immolated in protest of Chinese occupation in less than 24 hours. On Monday morning, Lhamo Kyab, 43, set himself on fire in Lushoe, Tsoe region. No details about his condition were available.

Kyab’s immolation came less than 24 hours after the death of Kal Kyi. A 30-year-old mother of four, Kyi self-immolated near Jonang Monastery in Zamthang, eastern Tibet, on Sunday afternoon. She died at the scene, and local Tibetans carried her body inside the monastery to prevent Chinese police from taking it. Kyi is survived by her husband, Gyepo, and their four children.

Though counts vary among news sources, at least 111 Tibetans have self-immolated since 2009. Click here to see all of Buddhadharma News‘ coverage of the protests.

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