Tibetan monk sets self on fire in China: reports
BEIJING (AFP) - A Tibetan monk set himself on fire in northwest China on Thursday, state media said, in what Tibetan media described as a suicide in protest against Chinese policies.
The monk, 43, "committed self-immolation," in Gansu province, which has a heavy ethnic Tibetan population, state-run news service Xinhua said on a social media account.
There have been more than 120 similar acts by Tibetans in China and elsewhere since 2009, most of them fatal.
India-based Tibetan news website Phayul.com reported that the monk, named Mr Tsuiltrim Gyatso, had died after setting himself on fire "to protest the Chinese government".