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Tibetan self-immolates in northwest China

Published on Nov 24, 2012 11:58 AM

BEIJING (AFP) - A Tibetan villager has died after setting himself on fire, Chinese state media said on Saturday - the latest death in a wave of protests against Beijing's rule.

China's official Xinhua news agency said that the herdsman set himself on fire late on Friday in the northwest province of Qinghai.

It quoted local authorities as saying that the 26-year-old, identified as Mr Dazheng, set himself ablaze in the village of Dageri in Zekog County.

Xinhua earlier reported that another Tibetan died on Thursday, also in Qinghai. It identified the man as Mr Libong Tsering, 19, who died in the Dowa township of Tongren county.

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