Tibetan nomad dies in self-immolation: Rights group
BEIJING (AFP) - A Tibetan man has died after setting himself on fire, a Western rights group said on Wednesday, the latest in a string of self-immolations carried out in protest against Chinese rule.
Kunchok Kyab, a 26-year-old nomad, set himself alight on Tuesday at a Buddhist monastery in a Tibetan autonomous region of western China's Gansu province, London-based Free Tibet said in a statement.
US-based Radio Free Asia (RFA) also reported the death on Tuesday, describing it as the 98th case of an ethnic Tibetan self-burning in China since February 2009.
Free Tibet said the dead man is survived by a wife and a baby, while RFA reported there were two children. Both Free Tibet and RFA said the incident was the third to have taken place this year.