Tibetan woman, the latest to self-immolate, dies
BEIJING (AP) - Activists say a Tibetan woman has died after becoming the latest of dozens to set herself on fire to protest Chinese rule.
The Washington-based International Campaign for Tibet says Ms Chagmo Kyi, a taxi driver with two children, self-immolated Saturday afternoon in a square in Tongren county in western China's Qinghai province.
The group says it was the eighth self-immolation in the Tongren area since Nov 4 and the 75th in ethnically Tibetan areas since February 2009.
According to the group, hundreds of Tibetans were surrounded by troops as they attended the woman's cremation at a site where monks and lamas are usually cremated.